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
1951 History

Famous Birthdays

Guy LafleurGuy Lafleur (1951-2022)

Canadian Hockey HOF right wing (5 x Stanley Cup, 2 x NHL MVP, NHL Playoff MVP Montreal Canadiens; NY Rangers, Quebec Nordiques), born in Thurso, Quebec [1]

  • Javier Marías, Spanish translator and novelist (Corazón Tan Blanco - A Heart So White), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2022) [1]
  • Joanna Cameron, American actress (I Love My Wife, Isis), born in Aspen, Colorado
Born in 1951

Famous Divorces

Jackie Coogan

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

About September 20, 1951

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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