April 12th, 1951, was a Thursday. It was Day 102 of 1951. The decade was the Fifties.
72 years, 1 months, and 28 days have passed since April 12th, 1951.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.
The best-selling single on April 12th, 1951 was "If" by Perry Como.
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The date is April 12th, 1951, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 1951 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.
In music, the song "If" by Perry Como 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. 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", "Space Patrol", "The Colgate Comedy Hour", and "You Bet Your Life".
Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Jim and Judy in Teleland", and "Crusader Rabbit". Popular toys at the moment include Dimestore soldiers, Tonka trucks, Tiny Tears (doll), and Butch the Pup Toy.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 12th, 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.
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.
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.
During this time, the Korean War was being fought between South Korea and North Korea.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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%.
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.
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Television shows that people were watching in April 1951.
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
TV series that broadcast on CBS.
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.
Comedy series starring Hattie McDaniel as Beulah Brown.
The Colgate Comedy Hour
Comedy-musical that featured various comedians and entertainers.
The Cisco Kid
American Western drama series starring Duncan Renaldo.
The Gene Autry Show
Cowboy TV series starring Gene Autry.
Sci-fi series starring Ed Kemmer and Lyn Osborn.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
The Lone Ranger
American Western drama TV series.
Anthology series that was hosted by Rex Marshall.
The Ed Sullivan Show
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1951.
Jim and Judy in Teleland
Tom and Jerry
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1951.
Butch the Pup Toy
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
Tiny Tears (doll)
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 April 12th, 1957, instead.
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Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on April 12th, 1951.
Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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