On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1951

Historical Events

  • 1st color telecast of football game on network, Philadelphia (CBS)
  • Emile Zatopek runs world record 20,000 m & 10 mile
  • S B Nicholson discovers 12th satellite of Jupiter

Famous Birthdays

  • AndrĂ©s Caicedo, Colombian writer (d. 1977)
  • David Murray, cricketer (WI wicket-keeper)
  • Maureen Caird, Australian hurdler

Person of interestMichelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile (2006-10, 2014-present), born in Santiago, Chile

President of Chile Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile
Michelle Bachelet
  • Mike Enriquez, Philippine broadcaster

Famous Deaths

  • Bradley Barker, American silent actor and film director, dies at 68
  • Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach and administrator (first coach US men's national team), dies at 86
1951 Highlights

About September 29, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra