On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Luther Vandross, American soul singer, songwriter ("Endless Love"; "Dance With My Father"), and vocal arranger (David Bowie - Young Americans), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1873)
1951 Highlights

About April 20, 1951

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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