What Happened on October 4, 1951

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Rosenberg, American actor (Civil Wars, LA Law, Cybill), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov, Kazakh poet
  • Norbert Sattler, Austrian slalom canoeist (World C'ship gold K-1 team 1971, K-1 1973; Olympic silver K-1 1972), born in Mauthen, Kärnten, Austria (d. 2023)
  • Truck Robinson, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1978, 81; New Orleans Jazz; NBA rebound leader 1978), born in Jacksonville, Florida
Born in 1951

Famous Deaths

  • Henrietta Lacks [Loretta Pleasant], African-American tobacco farmer whose cancer cells are the source of the HeLa cell line, extensively used in medical research since the 1950s (1st immortalised cell line), dies of cervical cancer at 31
  • Willie Moretti, American gangster (b. 1894)
1951 Highlights

About October 4, 1951

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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