On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1951

Historical Events

  • Emil Zatopek runs 15,000m in record 44 min, 54.6 sec

Famous Birthdays

  • (John) "Willie" Wilcox, American drummer (Utopia, Todd Rundgren; Hall & Oates), born in Glen Falls, New York
  • Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen rebel leader (d. 2005)
  • Bob Franks, American politician (Rep-R-NJ)
  • Bruce Arena, American soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Ed Delahoussaye, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (1982-83 Kentucky Derby), born in New Iberia, Louisiana
  • Henk Hofstede, Dutch singer-songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist (Nits), born in Amsterdam, Holland
1951 Highlights

About September 21, 1951

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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