Category Archives: New 1951 Club member!

A Royal welcome …

A Royal welcome …

Her Royal Highness Princess Léa of Belgium 

Princess Léa of Belgium was born on 2 December 1951. She is the dowager of Prince Alexander of Belgium and aunt of King Philippe of Belgium.

Her Royal Highness Princess Marie-Christine of Belgium

Princess Marie-Christine of Belgium was born on 6 February 1951. She is a half-sister of the late King Baudouin, the retired King Albert II and aunt of King Philippe of Belgium.


From Koogle to Yahoo

From Koogle to Yahoo

Tim Koogle (born July 1951) was first CEO and President of web company Yahoo! between 1995 and 2001. He served as the company’s chairman from 1999-2003. He is now Managing Director of The Koogle Foundation and is a private venture investor engaged in the formation and growth of early stage technology companies.

The fashionable Tommy Hilfiger …

The fashionable Tommy Hilfiger …

Tommy Hilfiger (born March 24, 1951) is an American fashion designer best known for founding the lifestyle brand Tommy Hilfiger Corporation in 1985. After starting his career by co-founding a chain of clothing and record stores in upstate New York in the 1970s, he began designing preppy sportswear for his own eponymous menswear line in the 1980s. The company later expanded into women’s clothing and various luxury items such as perfumes, and went public in 1992. In 1997, Hilfiger published his first book, All American: A Style Book, and he has written several since. Hilfiger’s memoirs American Dreamer were published in 2016. Welcome to the 1951 Club Tommy.

Kim Moon-soo …

Kim Moon-soo

Kim Moon-soo


Kim Moon-soo was born on August 27, 1951. He is a Korean politician and was the 32nd Governor of Gyeonggi Province in South Korea from 2006-2014.

Earth, Wind & Fire … and 1951

IEarth, Wind & Fire … and 1951

Earth, Wind & Fire is an award-winning American band that has spanned the musical genres of R & B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin and African. They are one of the most successful bands of the 20th century. Their chart-topping hits include Boogie Wonderland and Shining Star.

The band was founded in 1970 by the late Maurice White.
His brother Verdine White, plus Philip Bailey and Ralph Johnson have all been members since the beginning. They share something else in common. They were all born in 1951A former member, Roland Bautista, was also born in 1951. Sadly, he passed away from natural causes in 2012.

Philip Bailey 

Ralph Johnson

Verdine White

Roland Bautista (1951-2012)

Jimmy McCaffrey … a Mansfield legend

Jimmy McCaffrey … a Mansfield legend

Scoring for Mansfield Town

Jimmy McCaffrey (born 12 October 1951 in Luton) is a former professional footballer, who played for Nottingham Forest, Mansfield Town, Huddersfield Town, Portsmouth and Northampton Town.


He was a very talented, sought after and highly respected midfield player during his eventful career. Jimmy retired in 1980 and became a newsagent in Leicestershire. Jimmy and I were in the same class at secondary school.

Not 1974

John Conteh … boxing clever

John Conteh … boxing clever

John Conteh was born on 27 May 1951. He is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1971 to 1980. He held multiple light-heavyweight championships, including the WBC title from 1974 to 1978; and the European, British, and Commonwealth titles between 1973 and 1974.

Conteh was one of the celebrities featured dressed in prison gear on the cover of the 1973 Wings album, Band on the Run. He was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1974. He also has the distinction of being British Superstars competition champion in 1974, the second year of the televised sporting event. Conteh is now an after-dinner speaker and speaks at venues all across the country.

9th December 1974: American heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali with British champion John Conteh. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)