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 boogie-woogie jazz and blues pianist, dies (somewhere between 50 and 57 - birth year documentation uncertain)
1951 Highlights

About September 17, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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