On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1951

Historical Events

  • CBS-TV airs the first coast-to-coast telecast of a prize fight; Australian light-heavyweight Dave Sands outpoints Carl 'Bobo' Olson in 10 rounds at Chicago Stadium
  • Shot Heard 'Round the World': Bobby Thomson hits 3-run homer off Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers, bottom 9th inning, 1 out, to give New York Giants dramatic 5-4 playoff win and NL pennant

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Cooper, American writer, born in Hollywood, California
  • Dave Winfield, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (12-time All Star), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Jack Grondin, American rock drummer (.38 Special, 1974-91)
  • Jack Harris, British rock vocalist (The Alan Parsons Project), born in, Shoreditch, Hackney, London
  • Kathryn [Kathy] Sullivan, American geologist and astronaut (1st American woman to walk in space), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Keb' Mo' [Kevin Roosevelt Moore], American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
1951 Highlights

About October 3, 1951

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra