What Happened on September 18, 1951

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"A Streetcar Named Desire", film directed by Elia Kazan based on Tennessee Williams' 1947 play of the same name, starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, premieres at the Warner Theater, NYC

  • "The Day the Earth Stood Still", science fiction film directed by Robert Wise, and starring Michael Rennie, opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon, Republican politician and US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Darryl Stingley, American NFL football wide receiver, 1973-77 (New England Patriots), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Dee Dee Ramone [Douglas Colvin], American punk rock bassist (Ramones), born in Fort Lee, Virginia (d. 2002)
  • Marc Surer, Swiss motor racing driver, born in Arisdorf, Switzerland
1951 Highlights

About September 18, 1951

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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