What Happened in July 1951

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
  • Jul 1 Cleve Indian Bob Feller, 3rd no-hitter beats Det Tigers, 2-1
  • Jul 2 Bill Veeck buys St Louis Browns from Bill & Charlie DeWitt
  • Jul 2 "Bob & Ray show" premieres on NBC radio
  • Jul 2 Hugo Yarnold stumps 6 at Dundee, Worcester v Scotland
  • Jul 2 Island advisor of Curacao installed
  • Jul 2 Leidse astronomers discover radio signal out of Milky Way system

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 3 33rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa

Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead
  • Jul 5 Dodgers sweep the Giants & lead by 7½ games (Giants will win pennant)

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Jul 5 Dr William Shockley invents junction transistor (Murray Hill, NJ)

Physicist William Shockley
William Shockley
  • Jul 6 65th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Dick Savitt beats Ken McGregor (6-4 6-4 6-4)
  • Jul 6 80th British Golf Open: Max Faulkner shoots a 285 at Royal Portrush Golf Club
  • Jul 7 58th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Doris Hart beats Shirley Fry (6-1 6-0)
  • Jul 8 Yankee Joe DiMaggio & manager Casey Stengel feud

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Jul 9 US President Harry Truman asks Congress to formally end state of war with Germany

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jul 10 18th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-3 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
  • Jul 10 Armistice talks to end Korean conflict began at Kaesong
  • Jul 12 Mob tries to keep black family from moving into all-white Cicero Ill
  • Jul 12 NY Yankees Allie Reynolds no-hits Cleve Indians, 8-0
  • Jul 14 "Courtin' Time" closes at National Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • Jul 14 "Make a Wish" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • Jul 14 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race)
  • Jul 14 Citation becomes 1st horse to win $1,000,000 in races
  • Jul 14 George Washington Carver monument unveiled
  • Jul 16 King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates
  • Jul 16 Len Hutton scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire v Surrey at The Oval

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Jul 16 Novel "Catcher in Rye" by J. D. Salinger published by Little Brown and Company

Novelist J. D. Salinger
J. D. Salinger
  • Jul 17 King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates in favour of his son Boudouin I
  • Jul 17 Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts, is chartered.
  • Jul 18 Uruguay accepts its constitution

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Jul 18 Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Jul 19 "2 in the Aisle" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 276 performances
  • Jul 20 King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem.

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Jul 21 Dalai Lama returns to Tibet

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • Jul 22 General Francisco Craveiro Lopes appointed President of Portugal
  • Jul 26 Netherlands ends state of war with Germany
  • Jul 28 "Kiss Me, Kate" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 28 Walt Disney's animated musical film "Alice In Wonderland" released

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • Jul 29 38th Tour de France won by Hugo Koblet of Switzerland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 30 Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 31 Japan Airlines is established.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Daryl Anderson, actor (Animal-Lou Grant), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 1 Fred Schneider, Newark Ga, vocalist/guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster)
  • Jul 1 Trevor Eve, Wales, actor (Shadow Chasers)
  • Jul 1 Anne Feeney, American protest singer
  • Jul 1 Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer
  • Jul 2 Joey Puerta, rocker (Ambrosia)
  • Jul 2 Michele Santoro, Italian TV journalist
  • Jul 3 Mike Corby [Michael John], Windsor, Berkshire, English guitarist/keyboardist (The Babys)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 3 Jean-Claude Duvalier [Baby Doc], Deposed Haitian president-for-life (1971-86), born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (d. 2014)

President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier
President of Haiti
Jean-Claude Duvalier

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Jul 3 Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricket all rounder (431 wickets), born in Christchurch, New Zealand

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Richard Hadlee
  • Jul 4 Ralph Johnson, rock drummer (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star)
  • Jul 4 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American politician
  • Jul 5 Geert Jan Hessing, Dutch rock drummer (Catapult)
  • Jul 5 Richard "Goose" Gossage, relief pitcher (Yankees, Padres, A's)
  • Jul 5 Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer
  • Jul 6 Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor
  • Jul 7 Roz Ryan, actress (Amelia-Amen, Occupied), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 8 Anjelica Huston, American actress (Prizzi's Honor, The Adams Family), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Jul 8 Greg T Walker, rock bassist (Blackfoot)
  • Jul 8 Pleas Ned Sublette, composer
  • Jul 9 Chris Cooper, actor (Thousand Pieces of Gold, Matewan), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 10 Phyllis Smith, American actress
  • Jul 10 Cheryl Wheeler, American singer and songwriter
  • Jul 11 Lawrence J Delucas, PhD/astronaut (STS 50), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jul 11 Sridharan Jeganathan, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)
  • Jul 12 Cheryl Ladd, Huron SD, actress (Charlie's Angels, Purple Hearts)
  • Jul 12 Jamey Sheridan, actor (Another World), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 12 Brian Grazer, American film producer
  • Jul 12 Sylvia Sass, Hungarian soprano
  • Jul 13 Didi Conn, [Bernstein], American actress (Denise-Benson, Grease), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 13 Rob Bishop, American politician
  • Jul 14 Esther Dyson, Zurich Switz, computer publisher (Release 1.0)
  • Jul 14 Judi Brown, E Lansing Mich, 400m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • Jul 14 Erich Hallhuber, German actor (d. 2003)
  • Jul 15 Jesse "The Body" Ventura, wrestler/actor (Predator, Running Man)
  • Jul 16 Esther M Friesner[-Stutzman], US, sci-fi author (Witchwood Cradle)
  • Jul 16 Lorraine Chase, actress/model (Lame Ducks, Love & Bullets)
  • Jul 16 Jean-Luc Mongrain, French-Canadian journalist
  • Jul 17 Lucie Arnaz, actress (Kim-Here's Lucy, Jazz Singer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 18 Bruce Alan Lietzke, Kansas City KS, PGA golfer (1978 Canadian Open)
  • Jul 18 Elio Di Rupo, Belgian politician
  • Jul 18 Margo Martindale, American actress
  • Jul 19 Abel Ferrara, American filmmake
  • Jul 19 Jayson Stark, American sportswriter
  • Jul 20 Larry Black, 4x100 runner (Olympic-gold-1972), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 20 Jeff Rawle, English actor
  • Jul 21 Diana Dennis, Portland Oregon, body builder (Women Physique World)
  • Jul 21 Doug Collins, US, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • Jul 21 Slick Watts, NBA (Seattle SuperSonic)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 21 Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • Jul 22 Tisa Farrow, actress (Zombie, Fingers, Grim Reaper), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 22 Steven Springer, Port of Spain, Trinidad, guitarist and songwriter (Sir Lancelot Pinard), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 23 Edie McClurg, actress (Cinderella-1985, Hogan Family), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 23 Terry Davis, actress (Stacey Winthrop-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 24 Chris Smith, MP (Labour)
  • Jul 24 Lynda Carter, Phoenix Az, Miss USA (1973)/actress (Wonder Woman)
  • Jul 25 Vanessa, [Conny Witteman], Dutch model/singer
  • Jul 25 Verdine White, US bassist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • Jul 26 Robert Edwin Wadkins, PGA golfer (1994 Kemper Open-2nd), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Jul 26 William Surles "Bill" McArthur Jr, NC, astro (STS 58, 74, sk: 92)
  • Jul 27 Janet Eilber, actress (Hard to Hold, Romantic Comedy), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 28 Greg Gluffria, rock keyboardist (House of Lords-Sahara), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 28 Anthony A. Williams, Mayor of Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 28 Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect
  • Jul 29 Dean Pitchford, rocker
  • Jul 29 Deborah Pryor, California, actress (The Godson)/(Rep-R-Ohio)
  • Jul 29 Dan Driessen, American baseball player
  • Jul 31 Barry Van Dyke, actor (Battlestar Galactica, Diag Murder), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 31 Evonne Goolagong Cawley, NSW Aust, tennis player (Wimbledon 1971)
  • Jul 31 Gerald Anthony, actor (Marco Dane-General Hospital, One Life to Live)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 3 Author Maya Angelou (23) weds Thomas J. Angelos

Author, Poet and Actress Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Actress
Maya Angelou

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 31 Musician Ray Charles (20) weds Eileen Williams in Georgia

Musician Ray Charles
Ray Charles

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Earnest F Sauerbruch, German nazi/surgeon, dies at 75
  • Jul 6 Josef Huttel, composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 9 Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Det), dies at 56
  • Jul 9 Jorgen Bentzon, composer, dies at 54

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 13 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (Verklärte Nacht) and painter associated with the expressionist movement, dies at 76

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Jul 14 Sammy Jones, cricketer (last survivor of the 1882 Oval Test), dies
  • Jul 19 Max Ettinger, composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 20 Abdullah Ibn Hussein, Jordan's King (1946-51), killed in Jerusalem
  • Jul 20 Mustafa Shuqri Ashu, tailor/murderer of king Abdullah, shot to death
  • Jul 20 Friedrich Wilhelm Hohenzollern, Crown Prince of Germany (b. 1882)
  • Jul 23 Henri Philippe Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime), dies
  • Jul 23 Robert Flaherty, American documentary filmmaker (Nanook of North), dies at 67
  • Jul 31 J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies