On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1951

Historical Events

  • 1st North Pole jet crossing
  • MLB owners elect National League President Ford Frick as 3rd Baseball Commissioner for a 7-year term at a then massive $65,000 per annum
  • Swiss males votes against female suffrage

Famous Birthdays

Guy Lafleur

Guy Lafleur, Canadian NHL right wing (Montreal, NY Rangers), born in Thurso, Quebec

  • Javier Marías, Spanish translator and novelist (Corazón tan blanco), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Joanna Cameron, American actress (I Love My Wife, Isis), born in Aspen, Colorado

Famous Divorces

Jackie Coogan

Actor Jackie Coogan (36) divorces Ann McCormack after 5 years of marriage

1951 Highlights

About September 20, 1951

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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