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December 7th, 1951.

December 7th, 1951, was a Friday. It was day 341 of 1951. The decade was the 1950s.

70 years, 1 months and 20 days have passed since December 7th, 1951.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Music charts

Top song: December 7th, 1951

The best-selling single on December 7th, 1951 was "Cold, Cold Heart" by Tony Bennett.

Play the top hits from 1951.
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Take me back to December 7th, 1951!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 7th, 1951 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The Christmas season of 1951 has began. In music, the song "Cold, Cold Heart" by Tony Bennett is the best-selling record at the moment. Harry S. Truman is currently the President of the United States and Winston Churchill 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", "Space Patrol", "Beulah" and "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Jim and Judy in Teleland" and "Crusader Rabbit". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Tonka trucks, Foto-Electric Baseball, Toy Guns and Butch the Pup Toy.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 7th, 1951.

  • Poodle skirts are a thing.

    Poodle skirts are a thing.

    During the 1950s, it became a fad to wear wide unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts". These skirts consisted of a solid color 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 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 socks. This was because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums and the organizers wanted to prevent the floors from being scuffed.

  • 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.

  • 70 years, 1 months and 20 days have passed since December 7th, 1951.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 of 1951.
  • Leap Year: 1951 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 7th, 1951, will be 70 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1951 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 7th, 1951.

  • November 8th, 1951: The historical drama film "Quo Vadis", starring Robert Taylor and Deborah Kerr, is released in movie theaters.
  • November 17th, 1951: American country music singer Judy Martin commits suicide at the age of 34.
  • November 25th, 1951: 17 people lose their lives after a rerouted train causes two passenger trains to collide near Woodstock in Alabama.
  • This date: December 7th, 1951
  • December 16th, 1951: More than 80 people lose their lives after a "massive icy blast" hits the United States.
  • December 18th, 1951: Communist forces in Korea hand over a list of 11,559 prisoner names to the United Nations.
  • December 23rd, 1951: NFL: The Los Angeles Rams win the 1951 NFL Championship Game by defeating the Cleveland Browns 24-17.
  • December 26th, 1951: The adventure film "The African Queen" is released.
  • December 30th, 1951: The first episode of The Roy Rogers Show is aired.

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 7th, 1951, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 7th, 1951 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from December, 1951.

I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.

Sky King
Sky King
Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.

Racket Squad
Racket Squad
Crime drama starring Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock.

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 December 7th, 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 check out December 7th, 1957 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 7th.

Noam Chomsky

Linguist.
Born on December 7th, 1928
He turned 23 on this day in 1951.

John Terry

Soccer player.
Born on December 7th, 1980
He was born exactly 29 years after this date.

Aaron Carter

Singer.
Born on December 7th, 1987
He was born exactly 36 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on December 7th, 1951.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 7th, 1951.

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 December 7th, 1951 was most likely conceived around March 16th, 1951.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 7th, 1951 is close to August 29th, 1952.

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Stats for December 7th, 1951

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 7th, 1951.

  • A total of 25,619 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,659 weeks have passed.
  • 2,213,481,600 seconds have passed since the December 7th, 1951.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,582,395,200 times.
  • Since December 7th, 1951, the earth has travelled approximately 1,142,156,505,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 368,913,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 190,359,418 steps. That's about 84,604 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,561,779 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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