August 1, 1951

August 1, 1951, was a Wednesday. It was the 213th day of 1951. The decade was the fifties.

72 years, 4 months, and 9 days have passed since August 1, 1951.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.


Born on August 1, 1951

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: August 1, 1951

The best-selling single on August 1, 1951 was "Come on a My House" by Rosemary Clooney.

Play the top singles 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.


This date occurred 26,429 days ago. Approximately 881 months have passed. It was the 213th day of 1951, in week 31. The decade was the fifties. People who were born on August 1, 1951, are now 72 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. The Earth has experienced 294 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to August 1, 1951

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is August 1, 1951, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

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 "Come on a My House" by Rosemary Clooney 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.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Lone Ranger", "The Cisco Kid", and "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show". 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. Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Jim and Judy in Teleland", and "Crusader Rabbit". Children are playing with toys such as Dimestore soldiers, Tonka trucks, Toy Guns, and BAS-KET Miniature Basketball.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 1, 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.


    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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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around August 1, 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.
  • July 10, 1951:
    • Korean War: Armistice negotiations begin.
    • Boxing: Randy Turpin defeats Sugar Ray Robinson to win the middleweight boxing championship.
  • 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" premiers at the Leicester Square Theatre in London.
  • July 28, 1951: The animated film "Alice in Wonderland" is released in the United States.
  • This date: August 1, 1951
  • August 11, 1951: The first baseball game is broadcast in color.
  • August 14, 1951:
    • The historical film "David and Bathsheba" is released.
    • The film "A Place in the Sun", starring Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor, is released.
  • August 17, 1951: Nat King Cole records his song "Unforgettable".
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 1, 1951, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1951 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 1, 1951 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in August 1951

Television shows that people were watching in August 1951:

TV shows from August 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
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
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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in August 1951

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit
Jim and Judy in Teleland
Jim and Judy in Teleland
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry


Toys in 1951

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 August 1, 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 August 1, 1957, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 1.

Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia

Guitarist Deceased
Born on August 1, 1942
He turned 9 on this day in 1951.

Chuck D

Chuck D

Born on August 1, 1960
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Micheál Martin

Micheál Martin

Irish politician
Born on August 1, 1960
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.



Rapper Deceased
Born on August 1, 1963
He was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa

Born on August 1, 1979
He was born exactly 28 years after this date.

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger

German soccer player
Born on August 1, 1984
He was born exactly 33 years after this date.

Nemanja Matic

Nemanja Matic

Serbian soccer player
Born on August 1, 1988
He was born exactly 37 years after this date.

Leon Thomas III

Leon Thomas III

Born on August 1, 1993
He was born exactly 42 years after this date.


US President

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on August 1, 1951.


UK Prime Minister

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 1, 1951 was most likely conceived around November 8, 1950.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 1, 1951 is close to April 23, 1952.

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Stats for August 1, 1951


Here are some interesting statistics about August 1, 1951:

  • 26,429 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,775 weeks have passed.
  • 2,283,469,200 seconds have passed since August 1, 1951.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,664,047,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,178,270,107,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 380,578,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 196,378,351 steps. That's roughly 87,279 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,401,630 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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