On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1951

Historical Events

Historic Event

Prime Minister David 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, 13 dismissals; father of England Test 'keeper Jonny; Yorkshire CCC), 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
1951 Highlights

About September 1, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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