What Happened on September 29, 1951

Historical Events

  • American astronomer Seth Barnes Nicholson discovers Ananke, 12th moon of Jupiter from Mount Wilson Observatory, Los Angeles County, California
  • CBS broadcasts 1st football game in color, University of California against the University of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia
  • Emile Zatopek runs world record 20,000 m & 10 mile
1951 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (¡Que viva la música!), born in Cali, Colombia (d. 1977)
  • Maureen Caird, Australian hurdler (youngest to win individual Olympic Gold at 17 in 1968), born in Cumberland, Australia

Michelle Bachelet (71 years old)

Chilean Socialist Party politician (President of Chile, 2006-10 &, 2014-18; U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2018-22), born in Santiago, Chile

  • Mike Enriquez, Philippine broadcaster, born in Manila, Philippines
Born in 1951

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

About September 29, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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