What Happened on September 8, 1951

Historical Events

  • Japan signs peace treaty with 48 countries in San Francisco

Catholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sempiternus Rex

Famous Birthdays

  • Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer and songwriter, born in Piraeus, Attica, Greece
  • Randy Odle, American astronaut, born in Port Arthur, Texas
  • Tim Gullikson, American tennis player and coach (Pete Sampras coach 1992-95; Martina Navratilova Mary Joe Fernandez), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin (d. 1996)
Born in 1951

Famous Deaths

  • J├╝rgen Stroop, SS General during World War II and commander of Nazi forces during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, executed by hanging for crimes against humanity at 56

About September 8, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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