What Happened on July 20, 1951

Historical Events

  • King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Rawle, English actor
  • Larry Black, 4x100 runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Miami, Florida
Born in 1951

Famous Deaths

  • Abdullah Ibn Hussein, Jordan's King (1946-51), killed in Jerusalem
  • Mustafa Shuqri Ashu, tailor/murderer of king Abdullah, shot to death
  • Wilhelm, the last Crown Prince of the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia, dies at 69
1951 Highlights

About July 20, 1951

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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