What Happened on September 11, 1951

Historical Events

Sports History

Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes.

Music Premiere

Igor Stravinsky's opera "The Rake's Progress", with libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, premieres at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy


Famous Birthdays

  • Richard D. Gill, British-Dutch mathematician, born in Redhill, Surrey
1951 Highlights

About September 11, 1951

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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