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1951


Jan
12
Birthday of Kirstie AlleyBirthday of Kirstie Alley (1951)Top 10 TV Replacement Characters

12
Birthday of Rush Limbaugh Birthday of Rush Limbaugh (1951)Top 10 Angry U.S. Conservatives

30
Birthday of Phil CollinsPhil Collins is bornTop 10 Rock Drummers

30
Death of Ferdinand Porsche Death: Ferdinand Porsche (1951)Porsche 918 Spyder at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show

Apr
21
Birthday of Tony Danza Birthday of Tony Danza (1951)Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1980s

21
The Rochester Royals (now Sacramento Kings) win the NBA championshipThe Rochester Royals (now Sacramento Kings) win the NBA championship. They have not been to the Finals since (1951)Top 10 Losing Streaks in Sports

May
4
Birthday of Mick MarsBirthday of Mick Mars (1951).Top 10 Motley Crue Songs

14
Birthday of Robert Zemeckis Birthday of Robert Zemeckis (1951)Robert Zemeckis: Offbeat Writer and Director

19
Birthday of Joey RamoneBirthday of Joey Ramone [The Ramones] (1951)The History of the Ramones
Top 10 Punk Bands
Top 10 Artists Whose Songs Sound the Same

Jun
8
Birthday of Bonnie TylerBirthday of Bonnie Tyler (1951)Top 10 Ridiculous 1980s Music Videos

30
Release: Strangers on a TrainThe film Strangers on a Train is released (1951)Top 10 Film Noirs

Jul
1
Birthday of the Village People's Victor WillisOriginal lead singer of the Village People, Victor Willis, is born (1951).Top 10 Masked Musicians

21
Birthday of Robin WilliamsBirthday of actor and comedian Robin Williams (1951)Robin Williams' Comedy Career: From Mork to Mrs. Doubtfire
Top 10 Robin Williams Performances
Top 10 Male Stand-Up Comedians
Top 10 Greatest Cross-Dressing Movie Roles

26
Release: Alice In Wonderland is releasedThe film Alice In Wonderland is released (1951)Top 10 Animated Disney Villains
Another Top 10 Animated Disney Villains

28
Release: Alice In WonderlandThe film Alice In Wonderland is released (1951)Top 10 Secret Passages in Movies

Aug
10
Release: David and BathshebaThe film David and Bathsheba is released (1951)Top 10 Biblical Movies

14
Death of William Randolph Hearst Death: William Randolph Hearst (1951) Who is The Real William Randolph Hearst?

19
Birthday of John DeaconBirthday of John Deacon (1951).Top 10 Rock Bassists
Another Top 10 Queen Songs

19
Birthday of Queen bassist John DeaconBirthday of Queen bassist John Deacon (1951).Top 10 Queen Songs

25
Birthday of Rob HalfordBirthday of Rob Halford [Judas Priest] (1951)Top 10 Frontmen in Heavy Metal and Hard Rock
Top 10 Controversial Band Member Replacements in Rock
Top 10 Heavy Metal Bands

Sep
7
Birthday of Chrissie HyndeBirthday of Chrissie Hynde (1951).Top 10 Frontwomen in Rock

17
Birthday of Elvira, aka Cassandra PetersonBirthday of Cassandra Peterson [Elvira] (1951)The Return of Elvira Mistress of The Dark

18
Birthday of Dee Dee Ramone of The RamonesBirthday of Dee Dee Ramone [The Ramones] (1951)The History of the Ramones
Top 10 Punk Bands

18
Release: Theatrical release of A Streetcar Named DesireTheatrical release of A Streetcar Named Desire. A film adaptation of the 1947 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tennessee Williams, it starred the play's original actors, including Marlon Brando (1951)Top 10 Movies of the 1950s

18
Theatrical release of A Streetcar Named Desire.Theatrical release of A Streetcar Named Desire. A film adaptation of the 1947 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tennessee Williams, it starred the play's original actors, including Marlon Brando.Top 10 Famous Movie Yells

20
Guy Lafleur is bornFormer professional ice hockey player Guy Lafleur is born. He played for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques.Greatest Sports Franchises - Montreal Canadiens

22
Birthday of Whitesnake's David CoverdaleBirthday of Whitesnake's David Coverdale (1951).Top 10 Hard Rock Guitar Riffs

Oct
2
Birthday of Sting Birthday of Sting (1951)Top 10 The Police Songs
The History of The Police and Sting
Top 10 Trio Bands in Rock

3
BASEBALL'S ICONIC "SHOT HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD"The "Shot Heard 'Round the World", one of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball history, occurs when the New York Giants' Bobby Thomson hits a game winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph BrancaBrooklyn, LA Dodgers - Greatest Sports Franchises

15
The classic black and white sitcom 'I Love Lucy' debuts.The classic black and white sitcom 'I Love Lucy' debuts. I Love Lucy was the most watched show in the United States in four of its six seasons, and was the first to end its run at the top of the Nielsen ratings. Top 10 Sitcoms of All Time
Top 10 Classic Golden Age Sitcoms

Nov
23
Birthday of David RappaportBirthday of David Rappaport (1951)Top 10 Influential Little People

Dec
4
Birthday of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary RossingtonBirthday of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington (1951).Top 10 Guitar Solos

5
Death of Shoeless Joe JacksonDeath of Shoeless Joe Jackson (1951)Top 10 Greatest Sports Nicknames

11
American baseball star Joe DiMaggio announced his retirement American baseball star Joe DiMaggio announced his retirement (1951)Joe DiMaggio Biography: Life and Career of Baseball's Yankee Clipper

23
Release: The African QueenThe film The African Queen is released (1951)Top 10 Katharine Hepburn Performances

29
Wide theatrical release of Distant Drums.Wide theatrical release of Distant Drums. This is the film where the famous Wilhelm scream originated from.Top 10 Memorable Movie Sound Effects