On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Borscht Capades" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 90 performances
  • Romanian bishop A Pacha of Timisoara sentenced to 18 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Cassandra Peterson, [Elvira], American actress (Echo Park, Elvira), born in Manhattan, Kansas

Famous Deaths

  • Gelett Burgess, American humorist and author (The Purple Cow), dies at 85
  • Jimmy Yancey, American pianist (b. 1898)