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 musician (Modern Lovers), born in Natick, Massachusetts
1951 Highlights

About May 16, 1951

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus