Historical Events on January 18, 1951

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1951 NFL Draft: Kyle Rote from SMU first pick by New York Giants
  • 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands
  • Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against GDR"
  • Mount Lamington in Papua New Guinea erupts, killing 2,942 people
  • NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass
  • NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts