On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1951

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)
1951 Highlights

About September 17, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo