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
  • Seth Barnes Nicholson discovers Ananke, 12th satellite of Jupiter at Mount Wilson Observatory

Famous Birthdays

  • AndrĂ©s Caicedo, Colombian writer (d. 1977)
  • David Murray, West Indian cricketer (WI wicket-keeper), born in Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Maureen Caird, Australian hurdler (youngest to win individual Olympic Gold at 17 in 1968), born in Cumberland, Australia

Michelle Bachelet

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

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

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? 70 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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