What Happened on September 8, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Japan signs peace treaty with 48 countries in San Francisco
  • Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sempiternus Rex

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark McCumber, America professional golfer, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer
  • Randy T Odle, Port Arthur Texas, astronaut
  • Timothy Gullikson, Wisc, tennis player/coach (Pete Sampras)
  • Tom Gullikson, Wisc, tennis player (US mixed Doubles 1984)

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
  • Maria Montez, actress (Arabian Nights), dies of heart seizure at 33