February 7, 1951

February 7, 1951, was a Wednesday. It was 73 years, 5 months, and 16 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on February 7, 1951?

  • Sancheong–Hamyang Massacre: The South Korean army massacres 705 unarmed citizens that it suspects of being Communist sympathizers.
Music charts

Top song: February 7, 1951

The best-selling single on February 7, 1951 was "The Tennessee Waltz" by Patti Page.

Play the top singles from 1951
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1951. Take a trip back to the days of Les Paul & Mary Ford, Perry Como, Tony Bennett and Guy Mitchell.


This date occurred 26,831 days ago. Approximately 894 months have passed. It was the 38th day of 1951, in week 06. The decade was the fifties. People who were born on February 7, 1951, are now 73 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. The Earth has experienced 298 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to February 7, 1951

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is February 7, 1951, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. In music, the song "The Tennessee Waltz" by Patti Page is the best-selling record at the moment. Harry S. Truman is the President of the United States, and Clement Attlee is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Space Patrol", "The Colgate Comedy Hour", "Beulah", and "The Jack Benny Program". In fashion, women are sporting the popular "The New Look" by Christian Dior. This formal style includes rounded shoulders, a full-skirted silhouette and a tight waist. Meanwhile, men are beginning to follow a new "Teddy Boy" trend that involves greased-back hair, extremely narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets. In Asia, the Korean War is raging on between South Korea and North Korea.

It's 1951, so radio stations and jukeboxes are playing songs from artists such as Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Les Paul, Rosemary Clooney, Mary Ford, Mario Lanza, The Weavers, Perry Como and Patti Page. Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Jim and Judy in Teleland", "Crusader Rabbit", and "Telecomics". Children are playing with toys such as Foto-Electric Baseball, Spinning Tops, Butch the Pup Toy, and Colorforms.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 7, 1951.

  • Movies from 1951.

    Movies from 1951

    The most popular movies in 1951 included the likes of Quo Vadis, Show Boat, David and Bathsheba, The Great Caruso, A Streetcar Named Desire and The African Queen.
  • 1951 in music.

    1951 in music

    The radio stations in 1951 were dominated by artists such as Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Rosemary Clooney, Mario Lanza, The Weavers, Perry Como and Patti Page.
  • Mohammad Mossadegh.

    Mohammad Mossadegh

    The Prime Minister of Iran, Mohammad Mossadegh, was named Time Person of the Year in 1951 after he expelled western oil companies from the country and started the Abadan Crisis.
  • The Korean War.

    The Korean War

    During this time, the Korean War was being fought between South Korea and North Korea.
  • Greasers.


    A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.
  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox

    The jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Teenagers and young adults would often hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.
  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts"

    The "DA haircut" was extremely popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed-back hairstyle that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Duck's Ass," which is what many people liked to call the style.
  • Sock hops.

    Sock hops

    Sock hops were informal dance events for teenagers. The name originated from the fact that many of these dances required participants to remove their shoes. This is because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums, and the organizers didn't want scuff marks on the floors.
  • Capitalism vs Communism.

    Capitalism vs Communism

    The ideological clash between capitalism and communism heated up during the 1950s. It was during this period that a "Cold War" started between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the US, there were fears that Soviet spies had infiltrated all parts of society, including Hollywood.
  • The economy is booming.

    The economy is booming

    The world was recovering from World War II. Many countries witnessed an economic boom during this decade. Unemployment was low, consumerism increased, mortgages were cheap, and governments started to invest in infrastructure such as highways. For many, this was the "golden age" of the economy.
  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones

    Almost everyone had rotary phones in the 1950s. However, the heavier metal dial components were being phased out and replaced with plastic.
  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets

    More and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television. By the end of the decade, that figure had risen to 90%.
  • Polio cases are high.

    Polio cases are high

    Cases of Polio were particularly high, and outbreaks were common. In the United States, the disease peaked in 1952, with nearly 60,000 cases and 3,145 deaths. It wasn't until 1955 that a national immunization program started and cases began to drop.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around February 7, 1951.

  • January 17, 1951: Hal Walker's musical comedy film "At War with the Army" is released.
  • February 6, 1951:
    • 85 people are killed after a passenger train derails near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey.
    • Nat King Cole records his song "Too Young".
  • This date: February 7, 1951
  • February 27, 1951: The US constitution is amended to limit presidents to two terms.
  • March 2, 1951: The first ever NBA All-Star game is held in the Boston Garden.
  • March 3, 1951: "The first rock and roll record": Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm record the song "Rocket 88".
  • March 6, 1951: American citizens Julius and Ethel Rosenberg go on trial for espionage charges.
  • March 7, 1951:
    • Iranian Prime Minister Haj Ali Razmara is assassinated.
    • Korean War: UN forces launch Operation Ripper in an attempt to recapture Seoul from Chinese forces.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 7, 1951, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1951 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 7, 1951 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in February 1951

The following TV shows were popular in February 1951:

TV shows from February 1951.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
The Gene Autry Show
The Gene Autry Show
Space Patrol
Space Patrol
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show

Cars in 1951

1951 saw the introduction of cars such as the Ford Country Squire, the Hudson Hornet, the Ford Zephyr, the Renault Frégate, the Mercedes-Benz W187, and the BMW 501.

Cars in 1951.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in February 1951

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit
Jim and Judy in Teleland
Jim and Judy in Teleland

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys in 1951

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Butch the Pup Toy
Butch the Pup Toy
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
Tiny Tears (doll)
Tiny Tears (doll)
Spinning Tops
Spinning Tops
Toy Guns
Toy Guns
Foto-Electric Baseball
Foto-Electric Baseball
Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks
Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on February 7, 1951?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1951.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out February 7, 1957, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 7.

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Writer Deceased
Born on February 7, 1812
He was not alive on this date.

Pete Postlethwaite

Pete Postlethwaite

English actor Deceased
Born on February 7, 1946
He turned 5 on this day in 1951.

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks

Born on February 7, 1962
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Chris Rock

Chris Rock

Born on February 7, 1965
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

J Dilla

J Dilla

Rapper Deceased
Born on February 7, 1974
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Wes Borland

Wes Borland

Limp Bizkit
Born on February 7, 1975
He was born exactly 24 years after this date.

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher

Born on February 7, 1978
He was born exactly 27 years after this date.



Born on February 7, 1990
He was born exactly 39 years after this date.


US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on February 7, 1951.


UK Prime Minister

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 7, 1951 was most likely conceived around May 17, 1950.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 7, 1951 is close to October 31, 1951.

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Stats for February 7, 1951


Here are some interesting statistics about February 7, 1951:

  • 26,831 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,833 weeks have passed.
  • 2,318,194,800 seconds have passed since February 7, 1951.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,704,560,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,196,188,516,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 386,365,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 199,364,753 steps. That's roughly 88,607 miles.
  • 27,818,338 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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