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April 20, 1951

April 20, 1951, was a Friday. It was 73 years and 1 month ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on April 20, 1951

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: April 20, 1951

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

Play the top songs 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.

Facts

This date was 26,694 days ago. Approximately 890 months have passed. It was the 110th day of 1951, in week 16. The decade was the fifties. People born on this day are currently 73 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 297 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to April 20, 1951

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Friday, April 20, 1951. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Taurus. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for 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 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 Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "You Bet Your Life", and "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Jim and Judy in Teleland", and "Crusader Rabbit". Popular toys at the moment include Dimestore soldiers, Spinning Tops, Tiny Tears (doll), and Colorforms.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 20, 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.

    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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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to April 20, 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 20, 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

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 20, 1951, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • 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 20, 1951 falls under the Beaver.
  • 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 20, 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
Beulah
Beulah
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
Suspense
Suspense
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

Kids TV shows on April 20, 1951

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

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 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 April 20, 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 20, 1957, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 20.

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

German dictator Deceased
Born on April 20, 1889
He was not alive on this date.

George Takei

George Takei

American actor
Born on April 20, 1937
He turned 14 on this day in 1951.

Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra

Model
Born on April 20, 1972
She was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

Model
Born on April 20, 1983
She was born exactly 32 years after this date.

USA

US President

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

UK

UK Prime Minister

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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

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Stats for April 20, 1951

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 20, 1951:

  • 26,694 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,813 weeks have passed.
  • 2,306,361,600 seconds have passed since April 20, 1951.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,690,755,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,190,082,585,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 384,393,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 198,347,098 steps. That's roughly 88,154 miles.
  • 27,676,339 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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