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July 10, 1951

July 10, 1951, was a Tuesday. It was 73 years and 3 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on July 10, 1951?

  • Boxing: Randy Turpin defeats Sugar Ray Robinson to win the middleweight boxing championship.
  • Korean War: Armistice negotiations begin.
Music charts

Top song: July 10, 1951

The best-selling single on July 10, 1951 was "Too Young" by Nat King Cole.

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 26,667 days ago. Approximately 889 months have passed. It was the 191st day of 1951, in week 28. The decade was the fifties. People born on this day are currently 73 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. We have gone through approximately 296 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to July 10, 1951

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, July 10, 1951. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed.

The summer of 1951 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In music, the song "Too Young" by Nat King Cole 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 Cisco Kid", "Beulah", "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 Tiny Tears (doll), BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, Butch the Pup Toy, and Colorforms.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 10, 1951.

  • Poodle skirts are a thing.

    Poodle skirts are a thing

    Women and young girls were wearing wide, unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts." These were solid-colored skirts that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.
  • 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 July 10, 1951.

  • July 2, 1951: The song "Cold, Cold Heart" by Tony Bennett is released.
  • July 3, 1951: Golf: Sam Snead wins the 1951 PGA Championship.
  • This date: July 10, 1951
  • July 11, 1951: Cicero race riot: A mob of 4,000 white people attempt to prevent a black family from moving into Cicero, Illinois.
  • July 13, 1951: Great Flood of 1951: 2 million acres of land is flooded in Kansas and Missouri.
  • July 16, 1951:
    • The British game show "What's My Line?" debuts on BBC.
    • J. D. Salinger's novel "The Catcher in the Rye" is published.
  • July 20, 1951: King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated in Jerusalem.
  • July 21, 1951: 48-year-old American actress Marion Aye commits suicide in a motel room in Culver City, California.
  • July 26, 1951: Disney's animated film "Alice in Wonderland" premieres at the Leicester Square Theatre in London.
  • July 28, 1951: The animated film "Alice in Wonderland" is released in the United States.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 10, 1951, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1951 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 10, 1951 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1951

The following TV shows were popular in July 1951:

TV shows from July 1951.

Racket Squad
Racket Squad
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

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 July 10, 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 July 10, 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 July 10, 1957, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 10.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

Inventor Deceased
Born on July 10, 1856
He was not alive on this date.

Jason Orange

Jason Orange

English singer
Born on July 10, 1970
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

Actress
Born on July 10, 1972
She was born exactly 21 years after this date.

Stefán Karl Stefánsson

Stefán Karl Stefánsson

Actor Deceased
Born on July 10, 1975
He was born exactly 24 years after this date.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Singer
Born on July 10, 1980
She was born exactly 29 years after this date.

Perrie Edwards

Perrie Edwards

English singer
Born on July 10, 1993
She was born exactly 42 years after this date.

Angus Cloud

Angus Cloud

Actor Deceased
Born on July 10, 1998
He was born exactly 47 years after this date.

USA

US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on July 10, 1951.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 10, 1951 was most likely conceived around October 17, 1950.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 10, 1951 is close to April 1, 1952.

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Stats for July 10, 1951

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 10, 1951:

  • 26,667 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,809 weeks have passed.
  • 2,304,028,800 seconds have passed since July 10, 1951.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,688,033,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,188,878,860,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 384,004,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 198,146,477 steps. That's roughly 88,065 miles.
  • 27,648,346 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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