What Happened in March 1951

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 1st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-94 at Boston
  • Mar 3 Bill Mikvy (Temple) scores NCAA basketball record 73 pts
  • Mar 6 Belgium extends conscription to 24 months

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 The trial of Julius Rosenberg and his wife Ethel Rosenberg begins

Alleged Soviet Spy Julius Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Julius Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 7 Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for 2nd time to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Mar 7 Lillian Hellman's "Autumn Garden" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 8 Intl Table Tennis Federation bans Egypt (for refusing to play Israel)

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Mar 9 Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam submit a classified paper at the Los Alamos lab, in which they proposed their revolutionary new design, staged implosion, for a practical megaton-range hydrogen bomb

Physicist Edward Teller
Physicist
Edward Teller
  • Mar 10 "Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 56 performances

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Mar 10 FBI director J. Edgar Hoover declines post of baseball commissioner

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • Mar 12 Baseball Commish Happy Chandler loses fight (9-7) to stay in office
  • Mar 12 Communist troops driven out of Seoul
  • Mar 13 2nd Dutch government of Drees forms
  • Mar 13 Israel demands DM 6.2 billion compensation from Germany
  • Mar 14 During Korean War, US/UN forces recapture Seoul
  • Mar 14 Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany
  • Mar 15 Persia nationalizes Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
  • Mar 17 Government of Drees takes power
  • Mar 17 Test Cricket debut of Brian Statham, England v NZ at Christchurch
  • Mar 18 Pat O'Sullivan wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Mar 19 Herman Wouk's "Caine Mutiny" published
  • Mar 20 Indonesian army offensive against Darul Islam on Java
  • Mar 20 Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.
  • Mar 21 2,900,000 US soldiers in Korea

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Mar 21 Julius & Ethel Rosenberg convicted of espionage

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg
  • Mar 23 Wages in France increase 11%
  • Mar 25 5th Tony Awards: Guys & Dolls & Rose Tattoo win
  • Mar 25 E Purcell & EM Ewen detect 21-cm radiation at Harvard physics lab
  • Mar 26 Patty Berg wins LPGA Sandhills Women's Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 26 United States Air Force flag officially adopted by President Harry S. Truman

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Mar 27 13th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Kansas 68-58

Music releaseMusic Recording

Mar 27 Frank Sinatra records "I'm a Fool to Want You"

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Mar 29 "King & I" opens at St James Theater NYC for 1246 performances

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 29 23rd Academy Awards: "All About Eve", Judy Holliday and José Ferrer win

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Barbara DeAngelis, talk show hostess (Barbara DeAngelis Show)
  • Mar 2 Cassie Yates, Macon Ga, actress (Osterman Weekend, Dynasty)
  • Mar 3 Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Mar 3 Lindsay Cooper, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, News from Babel)
  • Mar 4 Chris Rea, English rock guitarist (Fool If You Think It Is Over)
  • Mar 4 Gwen Welles, American actress (Desert Hearts, Sticky Fingers), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 4 Kenny Dalglish, Scottish football player (100+ goals) and manager
  • Mar 4 Edelgard Bulmahn, German politician
  • Mar 4 Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, American novelist (d. 1982)
  • Mar 4 Linda Yamamoto, Japanese singer
  • Mar 5 Rodney Hogg, cricketer (prolific Australian wicket-taker 1978-84)
  • Mar 5 Giorgos Ninios, Greek actor
  • Mar 6 Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (d. 2004)
  • Mar 7 Francis Rocco Prestia, American musician (Tower of Power)
  • Mar 8 Philippe Henri Edmonds, cricketer (in Zambia England slow left-arm)
  • Mar 9 Michael Kinsley, American journalist and editor
  • Mar 9 Helen Zille, South African politician
  • Mar 12 Caren Kaye, actress (My Tutor, Bambi-Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 12 Jack Green, Scottish musician (T. Rex, The Pretty Things), born in Glasgow
  • Mar 13 Fred Berry, actor (Rerun-What's Happening), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 14 Rick Dees, radio disc jock (KIIS LA)
  • Mar 14 Jerry Greenfield, American co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
  • Mar 16 Kate Nelligan, actress (Bethune, Eye of the Needle), born in London, Ontario
  • Mar 16 Ray Benson, country singer (House of Blue Lights), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 16 Ritchie Teeter, rocker

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 17 Kurt Russell, actor (Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

  • Mar 17 Scott Gorham, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-21 Guns)
  • Mar 17 Donald Findlay, Scottish lawyer
  • Mar 18 Ben Cohen, American co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
  • Mar 20 Guy Perry, rock guitarist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • Mar 20 Jimmie Vaughan, American guitarist (Fabulous Thunderbirds), born in Dallas County, Texas
  • Mar 20 Madan Lal, cricketer (Indian medium pacer in the 70's)
  • Mar 20 Tanya Boyd, actress (Celeste-Days of our Life), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 20 Curt Smith, American author and media host
  • Mar 21 Helena Antonaccio, playmate (June, 1969)
  • Mar 21 Russell Thompkins Jr, US soul singer (Stylistics-Sing Baby Sing)
  • Mar 22 Howard Reitzes, Southgate Ca, rocker (Iron Butterfly)
  • Mar 22 Musa Khiramanovich Manarov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-4, TM-11)
  • Mar 23 Dick Mast, Bluffton OH, Nike golfer (1990 Mississippi Gulf Coast)
  • Mar 23 Lis Howell, director of programs (GMTV)
  • Mar 24 Dougie Thompson, rocker (Supertramp-Bloody Well Right)
  • Mar 24 Earl Williams, American-Israeli NBA player, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 24 Kenneth S Reightler Jr, Patuxent R Md, Cmdr USN/astro (STS 48, 60)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 24 Pat Bradley, LPGA golfer (1981 US Women's Open), born in Westford, Massachusetts

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Mar 24 Tommy Hilfiger, American fashion designer, born in Elmira, New York
  • Mar 25 Bob Pelander, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • Mar 25 Maisie Williams, Montserrat, rock vocalist (Boney M)
  • Mar 26 Richard B Shull, US actor (Hail to the Chief, Big Bus)
  • Mar 27 Bobby Lalonde, NHLer (Boston Bruins)
  • Mar 28 Karen Kain, Canadian ballerina
  • Mar 28 Matti Pellonpää, Finnish actor and musician (d. 1995)
  • Mar 29 Geoff Howarth, cricketer (NZ captain early 80's)
  • Mar 30 John Gosden, racehorse trainer
  • Mar 30 Yves Séguin, Quebec politician
  • Mar 31 Ed Marinaro, American actor (Joe-Hill St Blues, Sonny-Laverne & Shirley), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 6 Ivor Novello [David Ivor Davies], Welsh composer, writer and actor (Keep the Home Fires Burning, The Truth Game), dies at 58
  • Mar 6 Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian politician and statesman (b. 1880)
  • Mar 7 Ali Razmara, Shah of Iran (1950-51), assassinated
  • Mar 7 Shah Ali Razmara, of Iran, assassinated
  • Mar 8 Honeymoon Killers, dies in electric chair
  • Mar 8 John Winter Thompson, composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 10 Kijūrō Shidehara, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1872)
  • Mar 11 Philippe of Isacker, Belgian minister, dies at 66
  • Mar 13 Alfred Hugenberg, German RC pres-dir of Krupp/media magnate, dies
  • Mar 13 James I Wedgwood, British theosophist and bishop (Liberal Catholic Church), dies at 67
  • Mar 15 John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-born astronomer (b. 1889)
  • Mar 20 Kathleen Lockhart Manning, composer, dies at 60
  • Mar 22 Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (Concertgebouw Orchestra), dies at 79

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Mar 25 Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's) and manager, dies of heart problems at 63

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Mar 26 James F. Hinkle, American politician, sixth Governor of New Mexico (d. 1864)
  • Mar 31 Ralph Forbes, actor (Riptide, Shock, Shock), dies at 45