On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1951

Historical Events

  • Japan signs peace treaty with 48 countries in San Francisco

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sempiternus Rex

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII

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
1951 Highlights

About September 8, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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