On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1951

Historical Events

  • Dutch professor Jacob Jongbloed demonstrates an artificial heart in Paris

Film Premier

Film "An American In Paris" with music by George Gershwin, directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron premieres in London (Academy Awards Best Picture, 1952)

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Torricelli, American politician (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1983-97, Senator-New Jersey 1997-2003), born in Paterson, New Jersey
1951 Highlights

About August 26, 1951

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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