What Happened on July 20, 1951

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Rawle, English actor
  • Larry Black, 4x100 runner (Olympic-gold-1972), born in Miami, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Abdullah Ibn Hussein, Jordan's King (1946-51), killed in Jerusalem
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Hohenzollern, Crown Prince of Germany (b. 1882)
  • Mustafa Shuqri Ashu, tailor/murderer of king Abdullah, shot to death