On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1951

Historical Events

  • "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Ziegfeld NYC after 740 performances
  • Emile Zatopek runs world record 20k (1:01:15.8)

Catholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ingruentium Malorum

Famous Birthdays

  • Johan Neeskens, Dutch footballer, born in Heemstede, Netherlands
  • Pete Carroll, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2013, Seattle Seahawks 2010-20; New York Jets, New England Patriots; USC), born in San Francisco, California

Famous Weddings

Peter Sellers

Actor Peter Sellers (26) weds actress Anne Howe in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Jacinto Guerrero, Spanish musician and composer, dies at 56
1951 Highlights

About September 15, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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