On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • PM Ben-Gurion orders establishment of Israeli secret service Mossad
  • US, Australia and New Zealand sign the ANZUS mutual defense treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • David Bairstow, English cricket wicket keeper, broadcaster (4 Tests; father of England Test 'keeper Jonny), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1998)
  • Timothy Zahn, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Cobra Strike)

Famous Deaths

  • Wols [Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze], German cartoonist and painter, dies at 38