April 17, 1951

April 17, 1951, was a Tuesday. It was the 107th day of 1951. The decade was the fifties.

72 years, 7 months, and 16 days have passed since April 17, 1951.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.


Born on April 17, 1951

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: April 17, 1951

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

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 26,528 days ago. Approximately 884 months have passed. It was the 107th day of 1951, in week 16. The decade was the fifties. People who were born on April 17, 1951, are now 72 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. We have gone through approximately 295 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to April 17, 1951

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is April 17, 1951, and it's a Tuesday. Babies who are 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. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Space Patrol", "The Colgate Comedy Hour", and "You Bet Your Life".

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.

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Jim and Judy in Teleland", and "Crusader Rabbit". Children are playing with toys such as Tonka trucks, Toy Guns, BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, and Butch the Pup Toy.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 17, 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 April 17, 1951.

  • March 29, 1951: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are found guilty of spying for the Soviet Union.
  • April 5, 1951: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are sentenced to death after being found guilty of spying for the Soviet Union.
  • April 7, 1951:
    • Horse racing: Nickel Coin (ridden by John Bullock) wins the 1951 Grand National.
    • Rugby: Ireland are crowned as winners of the 1951 Five Nations Championship.
  • April 8, 1951: Golf: Ben Hogan wins the 1951 Masters Tournament.
  • April 11, 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 16, 1951:
    • The British submarine HMS Affray is lost at sea, with the loss of 75 lives.
    • The biographical film "The Great Caruso" is released.
  • This date: April 17, 1951
  • April 21, 1951: Basketball: The Rochester Royals win the 1951 NBA Finals after defeating the New York Knicks 4-3.
  • April 23, 1951: 16-year-old Barbara Johns leads a walk-out protest against inadequate facilities at her segregated school in Virginia.
  • April 28, 1951:
    • Soccer: Newcastle United win the FA Cup after beating Blackpool 2-0.
    • Soccer: Tottenham Hotspur win their first League Championship after a 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
  • April 30, 1951: Tony Bennett releases his single "Because of You".
  • May 1, 1951: Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh nationalizes the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company.
  • May 5, 1951: English magician Larry Grey commits suicide at his home in Oakland, California.
  • May 13, 1951: The musical comedy film "That's My Boy" is released.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 17, 1951, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1951 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 17, 1951 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV series on April 17, 1951

People in April 1951 were watching the following TV series:

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 April 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


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 April 17, 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 April 17, 1957, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

William Holden

William Holden

Actor Deceased
Born on April 17, 1918
He turned 33 on this day in 1951.

Sean Bean

Sean Bean

English actor
Born on April 17, 1959
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.



Born on April 17, 1970
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner

Born on April 17, 1972
She was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Spice Girls
Born on April 17, 1974
She was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Tyron Woodley

Tyron Woodley

MMA fighter
Born on April 17, 1982
He was born exactly 31 years after this date.

Jake Cornish

Jake Cornish

Love Island contestant
Born on April 17, 1997
He was born exactly 46 years after this date.


US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on April 17, 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 April 17, 1951 was most likely conceived around July 25, 1950.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 17, 1951 is close to January 8, 1952.

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Stats for April 17, 1951


Here are some interesting statistics about April 17, 1951:

  • 26,528 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,789 weeks have passed.
  • 2,292,022,800 seconds have passed since April 17, 1951.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,674,026,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,182,683,764,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 382,003,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 197,113,961 steps. That's roughly 87,606 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,504,274 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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