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)

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ingruentium Malorum

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII

Famous Birthdays

  • Johan Neeskens, Dutch footballer
  • 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


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers

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? 69 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo