What Happened on October 4, 1951

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • In opening World Series game, Giant Monte Irvin steals home in 1st inn

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Rosenberg, actor (Civil Wars, LA Law, Cybill)
  • Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov, Kazakh poet

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)