On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1951

Historical Events

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Famous Birthdays

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

About October 26, 1951

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio