On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1951

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Rosenberg, American actor (Civil Wars, LA Law, Cybill), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov, Kazakh poet
  • Truck Robinson, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1978, 81; New Orleans Jazz; NBA rebound leader 1978), born in Jacksonville, Florida

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)