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


Person of interestGuy Lafleur

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

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • 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


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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? 69 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo