Category Archives: 1951

  • 1951 january, patti page, singer, tennessee waltz, 1950s

    Baby Boomer Trivia From January 1951: Tennessee Waltz #1 Hit, Storm Warning Premieres, Extinct Cahow Discovered American singer Patti Page’s hit single Tennessee Waltz went to #1 for the first time the week of January 1, 1951. Tennessee Waltz lyrics were written by Redd Stewart, with music by Pee Wee King, in 1948. When Patti Page […]

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  • 1951 november, joe dimaggio retires, marilyn monroe, 1961 florida

    Baby Boomer Trivia From December 1951: Golden Gate Bridge Closes; Joe DiMaggio Retires; Dragnet TV Premiere  San Francisco seniors may remember when wind gusts of 69 mph (111 kmph) caused the closure of the Golden Gate Bridge for the first time on December 1, 1951. The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the Wonders of the Modern […]

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  • Baby Boomer Trivia From November 1951: MLB MVP Awards, First Direct LD Dialing, National Ballet of Canada Debut Major League Baseball’s 1951 MVP Awards were handed out in November 1951 to catchers Yogi Berra and Roy Campanella. American League New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra was awarded the 1st of his 3 career MVP awards on November 8, […]

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  • october 1951, i love lucy, desi arnaz sr, lucille ball, desilu productions, tv series, sitcom

    Baby Boomer Trivia From October 1951: I Love Lucy, Rocky Marciano TKO’s Louis, Winston Churchill is PM Again The I Love Lucy sitcom debuted on CBS on October 15, 1951 in glorious black and white, and ran until May 6, 1957. Baby boomers loved I Love Lucy and the series continued in re-runs and syndication for years, with […]

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  • 1951 september, search for tomorrow debut, mary stuart, larry haines, melba rae

    Baby Boomer Trivia From January 1951: Daytime Soaps Debut; Woman Swims Channel; Zapotek Sets Record In September 1951 the long-running daytime soap operas Search For Tomorrow and Love of Life – both created by Roy Winsor – debuted on television. During their respective 35 and 29-year runs, Search For Tomorrow won the Writers Guild of […]

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  • Baby Boomer Trivia From August 1951: Hearst Dies, An American in Paris Premieres, Babe Didrikson wins LPGA Championship Millionaire newspaperman and industrialist, and 88-year-old octogenarian senior citizen William Randolph Hearst died on August 14, 1951 at the Beverly Hills, California home he shared with his live-in mistress of 34 years, Marion Davies. His funeral in […]

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  • july 1951, citation, racehorse, triple crown

    Baby Boomer Trivia From January 1951: Korean War Peace Talks, Citation Wins $1M, Catcher in the Rye As a three year old racehorse, Citation won 19 of 20 races in 1948, including the Triple Crown, and was named Horse of the Year. An injury to his fetlock joint prevented Citation from racing at all in […]

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  • 1951 june, guy burgess, donald maclean, british diplomants, soviet spies, cambridge five

    Baby Boomer Trivia From June 1951: UNIVAC I, Ben Hogan Wins, Spies Burgess & Maclean Defect to USSR Above, CBS News’ Walter Cronkite is shown the UNIVAC I computer by designer J. Presper Eckert and operator Harold Sweeney. (Photo: Computer History Museum) On June 14th, 1951 the United States Census Bureau dedicated the first commercial […]

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  • 1951 may, bold, winner 76th preakness, horse racing, race horse, struck by lightning

    Baby Boomer Trivia From May 1951: Aracaro on Bold Wins Preakness, Restaurant Segregation Ruled Illegal, Operation Greenhouse On May 19, 1951, jockey Eddie Arcaro rode 3-year-old colt Bold to victory in the 76th running of the historical Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in American horse racing’s triple crown. Bold’s first race had been only 10 […]

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  • april 1951, baby boomers, seniors, senior citizen, baby boomer trivia, toronto maple leafs, 1951 stanley cup, bill barilko

    Baby Boomer Trivia From April 1951: MacArthur Fired, Mickey Mantle’s 1st Game, & Maple Leafs Win Stanley Cup General Douglas MacArthur, his father and brother, were all lifelong military men. Born in 1880, Douglas MacArthur served in World War I and various other locations including as Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point […]

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