On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1951

Historical Events


Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

"I Love Lucy", starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts on CBS

Actor Desi Arnaz
Actor
Desi Arnaz
Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
Lucille Ball

Event of interestEvent of Interest

First synthesis of an oral contraceptive (norethindrone) made by Luis E. Miramontes under direction of Carl Djerassi and George Rosenkranz at Mexican drug company Syntex

Chemist Carl Djerassi
Chemist
Carl Djerassi

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Dimino, American rock vocalist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Hani Al-Mulki, Prime Minister of Jordan (2016-present), born in Amman, Jordan
  • Peter Richardson, British actor, writer and director (The Comic Strip Presents, The Pope Must Die), born in Devon, England

Person of interestRoscoe Tanner

Roscoe Tanner, American tennis player (Australian Open 1977), born in Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner

1951 Highlights

About October 15, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 69 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra