On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1951

Historical Events

  • Emile Zatopek runs world record 30,000m, 25,000m & 15 miles

Boxing Title Fight

Future world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano defeats former champion Joe Louis by TKO in the 8th round at Madison Square Garden

Election of Interest

Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister at the age of 76


Famous Birthdays

  • Maggie Roche, Irish-American singer-songwriter (The Roches - "Hammond Song"), born in Park Ridge, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • [William] Bootsy Collins, American guitarist and singer (James Brown; Parliament-Funkadelic), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
1951 Highlights

About October 26, 1951

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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