What Happened on August 8, 1951

Famous Birthdays

  • Laurie Ann Frink, American big band jazz trumpeter and educator, born in Pender, Nebraska (d. 2013) [1]
  • Mamoru Oshii, Japanese film director
  • Martin Brest, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mohamed Morsi, Egyptian politician, President of Egypt (2012-13), leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, born in El Adwah, Egypt (d. 2019)
  • Phil Carlson, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1979)
  • Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
1951 Highlights

About August 8, 1951

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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