On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1951

Historical Events

  • Great Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Fogelberg, American singer-songwriter ("Same Old Lang Syne"; "Leader of the Band"; "The Power of Gold"), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Gwen Cheeseman, American field hockey goalie (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Jeff Altman, American comedian and actor (Nurses, Pink Lady, Soul Man), born in Syracuse, New York
1951 Highlights

About August 13, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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