On This Day

What Happened on September 18, 1951

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"A Streetcar Named Desire", directed by Elia Kazan and based on Tennessee Williams' 1947 play of the same name, starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, is released

  • "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
  • Dee Dee Ramone [Douglas Colvin], 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? 69 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo