On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1951

Historical Events


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12th Venice Film Festival: "Rashomon" directed by Akira Kurosawa wins the Golden Lion

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Bear, American sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Eon, Eternity), born in San Diego, California
  • Svetlana Oktyabrevna Omelchenko, Russian cosmonaut
1951 Highlights

About August 20, 1951

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo