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March 17th, 1951.

March 17th, 1951, was a Saturday. It was day 76 of 1951. The decade was the Fifties.

71 years, 3 months and 7 days have passed since March 17th, 1951.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Birthdays

Born on March 17th, 1951.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: March 17th, 1951

The best-selling single on March 17th, 1951 was "If" by Perry Como.

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The date is March 17th, 1951, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

Spring has arrived and the days have become longer. It's St. Patrick's Day, which means that a sizeable amount of people are spending their day in bars. Parades are being held in major cities throughout the world. In music, the song "If" by Perry Como is the best-selling record at the moment.

Harry S. Truman is currently the President of the United States, and Clement Attlee is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Lone Ranger", "What's My Line?", "Space Patrol" and "The Jack Benny Program". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Jim and Judy in Teleland", "Crusader Rabbit" and "Telecomics".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Foto-Electric Baseball, Toy Guns, Spinning Tops and Tiny Tears (doll).

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on March 17th, 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 as the Time Person of the Year in 1951. That year, Mossadegh expelled western oil companies from the country and started the Abadan Crisis.

  • The Korean War.

    The Korean War.

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

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox.

    During this period, the jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Around this time, teenagers and young adults would hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.

  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    During the 1950s, "DA haircuts" were popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed back hair style that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Ducks Ass", which is what many people liked to call the style.

  • Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops are popular.

    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.

    During the 1950s, 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.

    During the 1950s, people were using rotary phones. It was during this period that the heavier metal dial components were phased out and replaced with plastic.

  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets.

    In the late 1940s and 1950s, more and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television set. 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 during this period of time 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 71 years, 3 months and 7 days have passed since March 17th, 1951.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 11 of 1951.
  • Leap Year: 1951 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 17th, 1951, will be 71 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1951 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around March 17th, 1951.

  • February 27th, 1951: The US constitution is amended to limit presidents to two terms.
  • March 2nd, 1951: The first ever NBA All-Star game is held in the Boston Garden.
  • March 3rd, 1951: "The first rock and roll record": Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm record the song "Rocket 88".
  • March 6th, 1951: American citizens Julius and Ethel Rosenberg go on trial for espionage charges.
  • March 7th, 1951: Iranian Prime Minister Haj Ali Razmara is assassinated.
  • March 7th, 1951: Korean War: UN forces launch Operation Ripper in an attempt to recapture Seoul from Chinese forces.
  • March 12th, 1951: The newspaper comic strip "Dennis the Menace" appears for the first time.
  • March 14th, 1951: Korean War: UN forces recapture Seoul.
  • This date: March 17th, 1951
  • March 29th, 1951: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are found guilty of spying for the Soviet Union.
  • April 5th, 1951: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are sentenced to death after being found guilty of spying for the Soviet Union.
  • April 7th, 1951: Horse racing: Nickel Coin (ridden by John Bullock) wins the 1951 Grand National.
  • April 7th, 1951: Rugby: Ireland are crowned as winners of the 1951 Five Nations Championship.
  • April 8th, 1951: Golf: Ben Hogan wins the 1951 Masters Tournament.
  • April 11th, 1951: General Douglas MacArthur is removed by US President Truman following public statements in which he disagreed with the administration's policies on the Korean War.
  • April 16th, 1951: The British submarine HMS Affray is lost at sea, with the loss of 75 lives.
  • April 16th, 1951: The biographical film "The Great Caruso" is released.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 17th, 1951, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1951 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 17th, 1951 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on March 17th, 1951.

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Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in March, 1951.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
TV series that broadcast on CBS.

You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.

Beulah
Beulah
Comedy series starring Hattie McDaniel as Beulah Brown.

The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour
Comedy-musical that featured various comedians and entertainers.

The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
American Western drama series starring Duncan Renaldo.

The Gene Autry Show
The Gene Autry Show
Cowboy TV series starring Gene Autry.

Space Patrol
Space Patrol
Sci-fi series starring Ed Kemmer and Lyn Osborn.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
American Western drama TV series.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety 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

Kids' TV shows on March 17th, 1951.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1951.

Telecomics
Telecomics

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

Popular toys and games in 1951.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1951.

Colorforms
Colorforms

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 this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out March 17th, 1957 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on March 17th.

Nat King Cole

Singer. Deceased
Born on March 17th, 1919
He turned 32 on this day in 1951.

John Wayne Gacy

Serial killer. Deceased
Born on March 17th, 1942
He turned 9 on this day in 1951.

Rob Lowe

Actor.
Born on March 17th, 1964
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Test

Wrestler. Deceased
Born on March 17th, 1975
He was born exactly 24 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of March.

  • St. Patrick's Day
USA

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on March 17th, 1951.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 17th, 1951.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 17th, 1951 was most likely conceived around June 24th, 1950.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 17th, 1951 is close to December 8th, 1951.

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Stats for March 17th, 1951

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 17th, 1951.

  • A total of 26,033 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,719 weeks have passed.
  • 2,249,247,600 seconds have passed since the March 17th, 1951.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,624,122,200 times.
  • Since March 17th, 1951, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,160,611,761,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 374,874,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 193,435,294 steps. That's about 85,971 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,990,971 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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