What Happened in June 1951

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 1st self-contained titanium plant opens (Henderson Nevada)
  • Jun 1 International Cheese treaty signed
  • Jun 2 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones
  • Jun 3 50th Men's French Championships: Jaroslav Drobny beats Eric Sturgess (6-3, 6-3, 6-3)
  • Jun 3 50th Women's French Championships: Shirley Fry beats Doris Hart (6-3, 3-6, 6-3)
  • Jun 4 Pirate's' Gus Bell hits for cycle helps beat Phillies 12-4
  • Jun 6 1st Berlin International Film Festival opens
  • Jun 9 "Doodles Weaver Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Jun 11 Mozambique becomes an oversea province of Portugal
  • Jun 11 NY Times reports the NYC subway will auction off things found
  • Jun 13 UN arm forces reach Pyongyang Korea
  • Jun 14 "Courtin' Time" opens at National Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • Jun 14 1st commercial computer, UNIVAC 1, enters service at Census Bureau

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 Joe Louis scored his last knock out victory

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 16 51st US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Oakland Hills CC Mich

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Jun 16 83rd Belmont: David Gorman aboard Counterpoint wins in 2:29
  • Jun 17 "Flahooley" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 40 performances

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 18 Charles de Gaulle wins French parliamentary election

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Jun 18 In South Africa, the Suppression of Communism Act commences
  • Jun 20 Cleve Indian Bobby Avila hits 3 HRs, double & single vs Red Sox
  • Jun 21 "17" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances
  • Jun 21 Patty Berg wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
  • Jun 22 Gene Rayburn & Dee Finch show premieres on NBC radio
  • Jun 23 Treacherous British diplomats Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean flee to USSR
  • Jun 23 Most expensive US hailstorm ($1.5M crop damage & $14M property-Kansas)
  • Jun 24 Persian army takes over nationalized oil installations
  • Jun 25 1st color TV broadcast-CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities
  • Jun 28 "Amos 'n' Andy" premieres on CBS TV
  • Jun 30 "Victor Borge Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 30 NAACP begins attack on school segregation & discrimination

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Larry Clark Robinson, NHL defenseman (Mont Canadiens, Norris-77, 80)
  • Jun 2 Steve Brookins, rocker (.38 Special)
  • Jun 2 Gilbert Baker, American gay activist, designed the rainbow flag, born in Canute, Kansas (d. 2017)
  • Jun 3 David Ogilvie, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1977-78)
  • Jun 3 Deniece Williams, [Chandler], IN, singer (Love Wouldn't Let Me Wait)
  • Jun 4 David Yip, actor (Ping Pong)
  • Jun 4 Yvonne MCT van Rooy, Dutch Secretary of State Secretary (CDA)
  • Jun 4 Charles Dickinson, American author
  • Jun 4 Wendy Pini, American comic book writer and artist
  • Jun 5 Suze Orman, American financial advisor, writer, and television personality.
  • Jun 6 Dwight Twilley, country singer (Twilley Don't Mind), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jun 6 Noritake Takahara, Japanese racing driver
  • Jun 7 Anne Twomey, actress (Secret, Deadly Friend, Imagemaker), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 8 Bonnie Tyler, [Gaynor Hopkins], rocker (Total Eclipse of the Heart)
  • Jun 8 Tony Rice, American acoustic guitarist
  • Jun 9 Benny Neyman, Dutch singer (I Don't Know How)
  • Jun 9 Dave Parker, baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, NL MVP 1978)
  • Jun 9 James Newton Howard, American film composer
  • Jun 10 Burglinde Pollak, German DR, pentathlete (Olympics-bronze-1972)
  • Jun 10 Dan Fouts, NFL QB (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jun 10 Vicky Latta, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jun 11 Collis King, cricketer (WI all-rounder late 70s)
  • Jun 11 Jan Fransen, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Jun 11 Maren Seidler, American shot putter (Olympics-11th-1968), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 11 Mark D Siljander, (Rep-R-MI, 1981- )
  • Jun 11 Mithra Wettimuny, cricketer (brother of Sidath 2 Tests for SL v NZ 1983)
  • Jun 11 Yasumasa Morimura, Japanese appropriation artist
  • Jun 12 Alan Dysert, Danville Ill, actor (Sean Cudahy-All My Children)
  • Jun 12 Bun E Carlos, [Brad Carlson], rock drummer (Cheap Trick-Dream Police)
  • Jun 12 Brad Delp, American rock musician (lead singer of Boston and RTZ), born in Peabody, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • Jun 12 Dean Unruh, Riverton Wyoming, WLAF offensive line coach (Rhein Fire)
  • Jun 12 Andranik Margaryan, 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 2007)
  • Jun 13 Jonathan Hogan, actor (House on Carroll St), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 13 Liz Phillips, composer
  • Jun 13 Richard Thomas, American actor (John Boy-Waltons, Last Summer, Johnny Belinda), born in New York City
  • Jun 13 Stellan Skarsgard, Swedish actor (Breaking the Waves)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 13 Mike Weaver, American WBA World Heavyweight Champion, born in Gatesville, Texas

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • Jun 14 Paul Boateng, British politician
  • Jun 15 Tom Forzani, CFL wide receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jun 15 Steve Walsh, American singer (Kansas)
  • Jun 15 Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), born in Cortland, New York (d. 2015)
  • Jun 16 John Salthouse, English actor (Abigail's Party), born in London
  • Jun 16 Michel Viso, France, cosmonaut
  • Jun 16 Sonia Braga, Maringa Brazil, actress (Dona Flor & Her 2 Husbands)
  • Jun 16 Roberto Durán, Panamanian boxer
  • Jun 17 Joe Piscopo, comedian (SNL, Miller Lite commercials), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Jun 18 Henny Huisman, Dutch TV host (Playback Show)
  • Jun 19 Daria Nicolodi, Italian actress (Terror, Shock), born in Florence, Italy
  • Jun 19 Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian terrorist
  • Jun 19 Francesco Moser, Italian cyclist
  • Jun 20 Peter Gordon, composer
  • Jun 20 Tress MacNeille, American voice actress
  • Jun 20 Paul Muldoon, Northern Irish poet
  • Jun 21 Nils Lofgren, guitarist/singer/songwriter (E Street Band), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 23 Michèle Mouton, French race car driver
  • Jun 24 Ivar Formo, Norway, 50K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Jun 24 Raelene Boyle, Australia, sprinter (Oly-Silver-72)
  • Jun 24 David Rodigan, radio DJ/actor
  • Jun 25 Lee Wilkof, actor (WEB, Delta House, Elliot-Newhart), born in Canton Ohio
  • Jun 25 Michael Francis, rocker
  • Jun 26 Breyson Cooper, jockey
  • Jun 26 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (1973-77), born in Waratah, New South Wales
  • Jun 26 Pamela Bellwood, [King], American actress (Ellen-W.E.B., Claudia-Dynasty), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 26 Rindy Ross, rock vocalist/saxophonist (Quarterflash), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jun 27 Julia Duffy [Julia Margaret Hinds], American actress (Newhart, Baby Talk), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 27 Sidney M Gutierrez, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 40, 59), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Jun 27 Ulf Andersson, Sweden, International Chess Grandmaster (1972)
  • Jun 27 Mary McAleese, President of Ireland
  • Jun 29 Don Rosa, American ilustrator
  • Jun 30 Andre Hazes, Dutch barkeeper/singer (We Love Orange)
  • Jun 30 Stanley Clarke, rock bassist (New Barbarians-Find Out Hideaway), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 30 Stephen S Oswald, astronaut (STS 42, 56, 67), born in Seattle, Washington

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 2 "The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (45) weds UNESCO delegate Howland H. Sargeant

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 4 Actress Janet Leigh (23) weds actor Tony Curtis (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian, dies at 85
  • Jun 2 Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher, dies at 83
  • Jun 2 John Erskine, US writer/poet/pianist (Venus Love Goddess), dies at 71
  • Jun 4 Serge Koussevitsky, conductor/composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 6 Lionel Hallam, cricketer (England capt 1921), dies
  • Jun 6 Olive Tell, American actress (b. 1894)
  • Jun 7 Bobel, Braune, Naumann, Ohlendorf, Pohl, Schallenmair & Otto Schmidt, Nazi war criminals, hanged
  • Jun 8 Eugène Fiset, French Canadian military officer and politician (b. 1874)
  • Jun 11 Montagu Odd, cricket bat-maker (W G Grace), dies
  • Jun 14 Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • Jun 17 Carl Vogler, Swiss composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 19 Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet (b. 1884)
  • Jun 21 Charles Dillon Perrine, American astronomer (b. 1867)
  • Jun 23 Armin Knab, German composer (Wunderhorn), dies at 70