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April 20th, 1951.

April 20th, 1951, was a Friday. It was day 110 of 1951. The decade was the 1950s.

70 years and 19 days have passed since April 20th, 1951.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Born on April 20th, 1951.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Luther Vandross: Singer.

Top song: April 20th, 1951

The best-selling single on April 20th, 1951 was "If" by Perry Como.

Take me back to April 20th, 1951!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 20th, 1951 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

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 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 Colgate Comedy Hour", "You Bet Your Life", "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" and "The Jack Benny Program". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry" and "Crusader Rabbit".

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on April 20th, 1951.

  • Korean War.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 70 years and 19 days have passed since April 20th, 1951.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 of 1951.
  • Leap Year: 1951 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 20th, 1951, will be 70 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1951 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 20th, 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.
  • This date: April 20th, 1951
  • April 21st, 1951: Basketball: The Rochester Royals win the 1951 NBA Finals after defeating the New York Knicks 4-3.
  • April 23rd, 1951: 16-year-old Barbara Johns leads a walk-out protest against inadequate facilities at her segregated school in Virginia.
  • April 28th, 1951: Soccer: Newcastle United win the FA Cup after beating Blackpool 2-0.
  • April 28th, 1951: Soccer: Tottenham Hotspur win their first League Championship after a 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
  • April 30th, 1951: Tony Bennett releases his single "Because of You".
  • May 1st, 1951: Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh nationalizes the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 20th, 1951, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1951 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 20th, 1951 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • Beulah - 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.
  • Space Patrol - Sci-fi series starring Ed Kemmer and Lyn Osborn.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Lone Ranger - American Western drama TV series.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on April 20th, 1951.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1951.

  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 20th of April.

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on April 20th, 1951.

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 20th, 1951.

Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 20th, 1951 was most likely conceived around the 11th of July, 1950.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 20th, 1951 is close to the 28th of January, 1952.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 20th, 1951.

  • A total of 25,587 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,655 weeks have passed.
  • 2,210,716,800 seconds have passed since the April 20th, 1951.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,579,169,600 times.
  • Since April 20th, 1951, the earth has travelled approximately 1,140,729,868,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 368,452,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 190,121,645 steps. That's about 84,499 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,528,602 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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