What Happened on April 20, 1951

Historical Events

  • 4th Cannes Film Festival: "Miss Julie" directed by Alf Sjoberg and "Miracle in Milan" directed by Vittorio De Sica jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Ticker-Tape Parade for MacArthur

Huge ticker-tape parade held in NYC for World War II and Korean War General Douglass MacArthur after he was relieved of Command by President Truman

  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • Velsen city council demands investigation of police collaborators
1951 History

Famous Birthdays

Luther Vandross (1951-2005)

American soul singer, songwriter ("Endless Love"; "Dance With My Father"), and vocal arranger (David Bowie - Young Americans), born in Manhattan, New York

  • Steve Nathan, American rock and country session pianist, Hammond organ, and keyboard player (Muscle Shoals' FAME studio; Nashville's A-Team), born in Buffalo, New York
Born in 1951

Famous Deaths

  • Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1873)

About April 20, 1951

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus