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April 29th, 1951.

April 29th, 1951, was a Sunday. It was day 119 of 1951. The decade was the Fifties.

71 years, 3 months and 18 days have passed since April 29th, 1951.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on April 29th, 1951.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: April 29th, 1951

The best-selling single on April 29th, 1951 was "How High the Moon" by Les Paul and Mary Ford.

Play the top singles from the year 1951.
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Let's go back in time!

The date is April 29th, 1951, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1951 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In music, the song "How High the Moon" by Les Paul and Mary Ford 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 Ed Sullivan Show", "The Lone Ranger", "The Colgate Comedy Hour" and "Beulah". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Jim and Judy in Teleland" and "Crusader Rabbit". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Tonka trucks, Toy Guns, Butch the Pup Toy and Colorforms.

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 April 29th, 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 18 days have passed since April 29th, 1951.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 of 1951.
  • Leap Year: 1951 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on April 29th, 1951 will be 71 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1951 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around April 29th, 1951.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: April 29th, 1951
  • 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.
  • May 5th, 1951: English magician Larry Grey commits suicide at his home in Oakland, California.
  • May 13th, 1951: The musical comedy film "That's My Boy" is released.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 29th, 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 22.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 29th, 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.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on April 29th, 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 April, 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 April 29th, 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 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 April 29th, 1957 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 29th.

Bernie Madoff

American fraudster. Deceased
Born on April 29th, 1938
He turned 13 on this day in 1951.

Tammi Terrell

Motown singer. Deceased
Born on April 29th, 1945
She turned 6 on this day in 1951.

Jerry Seinfeld

Actor.
Born on April 29th, 1954
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Daniel Day-Lewis

Actor.
Born on April 29th, 1957
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Uma Thurman

Actress.
Born on April 29th, 1970
She was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Master P

Rapper.
Born on April 29th, 1970
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Kian Egan

Irish singer.
Born on April 29th, 1980
He was born exactly 29 years after this date.

Candace Owens

Conservative author.
Born on April 29th, 1989
She was born exactly 38 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 29th of April.

  • Showa Day (Japan)
USA

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on April 29th, 1951.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 29th, 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 April 29th, 1951 was most likely conceived around August 6th, 1950.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 29th, 1951 is close to January 20th, 1952.

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Stats for April 29th, 1951

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 29th, 1951.

  • A total of 26,043 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,720 weeks have passed.
  • 2,250,115,200 seconds have passed since the April 29th, 1951.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,625,134,400 times.
  • Since April 29th, 1951, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,161,059,443,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 375,019,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 193,509,907 steps. That's about 86,004 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,001,382 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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