On This Day

Year 1951 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Dec 11 Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement from baseball
  • Dec 23 National Football League Championship, LA Memorial Coliseum: Los Angeles Rams beat Cleveland Browns, 24-17; first coast-to-coast televised NFL title game
  • More Events in Sport

Sports Stars Married in 1951

  • Dec 23 MLB centerfielder Mickey Mantle (20) weds author Merlyn Mantle (19) in Commerce, Oklahoma