On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1951

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Frank Sedgman of Australia beats American Vic Seixas 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 for his first of 2 straight US singles crowns

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Maureen Connolly wins her 1st of 9 Grand Slam singles titles; beats fellow American Shirley Fry 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

Famous Birthdays

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Person of interestMichael Keaton

Michael Keaton, American actor (Gung Ho, Batman, Beetlejuice), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Patti McGuire, American model and television producer, born in Dexter, Missouri
  • Paul Breitner, German footballer, born in Kolbermoor, Germany