April 30th, 1951

April 30th, 1951, fell on a Monday. It was day 120 of 1951. The decade was the 1950s.

69 years, 11 months and 18 days have passed since April 30th, 1951.


On This Date

Events that occurred on April 30th, 1951:

  • Tony Bennett releases his single "Because of You".


Top song: April 30th, 1951

The best-selling single on this exact date.

  • The most popular song on April 30th, 1951 was "How High the Moon" by Les Paul and Mary Ford.

Take Me Back!

The date is April 30th, 1951 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. 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 "Space Patrol", "The Gene Autry Show", "Beulah" and "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry" and "Crusader Rabbit".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on April 30th, 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:

  • 69 years, 11 months and 18 days have passed since April 30th, 1951.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1951.
  • Leap Year: 1951 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 30th, 1951, will be 69 years of age.
  • People born in 1951 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 30th, 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 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 30th, 1951
  • May 1st, 1951: Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh nationalizes the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 30th, 1951, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 30th, 1951 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

1951 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1951.

  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 30th of April:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 30th of April:

  • Walpurgis Night (Sweden)

US President

Who was the US President on April 30th, 1951?

  • Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 30th, 1951?

  • Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 30th, 1951 was probably conceived around the 21st of July, 1950. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 30th, 1951 is the 7th of February, 1952. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 30th, 1951.

  • 25,556 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,208,038,400 seconds have passed since the April 30th, 1951.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,576,044,800 times.
  • Since April 30th, 1951, earth has travelled approximately 1,139,347,814,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 368,006,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 189,891,302 steps. That's about 84,396 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,496,461 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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