On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1951

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

English chemist Rosalind Franklin first identifies the two types of carbon produced by temperature, in paper published by the Royal Society [1]

Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Rosalind Franklin

Famous Birthdays

  • Charly García, Argentine singer (Sui Generis, Serú Girán), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Fatmir Sejdiu, Kosovar politician, First President of Kosovo (2006-10), born in Pakashticë, Yugoslavia
  • Michael Rupert, American actor (Pasadena Playhouse), born in Denver, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Cyril "Charlie" Creath, American jazz trumpeter, saxophonist, accordionist, and bandleader, dies at 60
1951 Highlights

About October 23, 1951

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio