On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1951

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Joseph Stalin proclaims the Soviet Union has the atomic bomb

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Cronin, American rock vocalist (REO Speedwagon), born in Champaign Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Gurney, British high commissioner to Malaya, assassinated
  • Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1884)
  • Otto Meyerhof, German psychologist and biochemist (Nobel 1922), dies at 67
  • Will Keith Kellogg, American cereal manufacturer (Kellogg's cereal brand), dies at 91
1951 Highlights

About October 6, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 70 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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