On This Day

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

  • 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), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin (d. 1996)

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