On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1951

Historical Events

  • The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (New York International Airport) and Heathrow Airport (London), operated by El Al Israel Airlines

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Lacroix, French fashion designer, born in Arles, France
  • Jonathan Richman, American rock singer-songwriter (Modern Lovers - "Road Runner"), born in Natick, Massachusetts
1951 Highlights

About May 16, 1951

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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