On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1951

Historical Events

  • Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded
  • Indonesian army offensive against Darul Islam on Java

Famous Birthdays

  • Curt Smith, American author and media host
  • Guy Perry [Adrian Peritore], American rock guitarist (Motels, 1982-87 - "Only the Lonely"; "Suddenly Last Summer"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jimmie Vaughan, American blues-rock guitarist (Fabulous Thunderbirds - "Wrap It Up"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Madan Lal, cricketer (Indian medium pacer in the 70's)
  • Mohamed Ben Rehaiem, Tunisian soccer midfielder (35 caps; CS Sfaxien), born in Sfax, Tunisia (d. 2020)
  • Suzanne Lynch (née Donaldson), New Zealand pop singer (The Chicks), and session vocalist (Car Stevens), born in New Zealand
  • Tanya Boyd, actress (Celeste-Days of our Life), born in Detroit, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Kathleen Lockhart Manning, American composer, dies at 60
1951 Highlights

About March 20, 1951

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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