On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday

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, Champaign Ill, rock vocalist (REO Speedwagon)

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