What Happened in 1951 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 433

  • 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
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
  • Jun 18 De Gaulle wins French parliamentary election
  • 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
  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Aug 1 David Ben-Gurion's Mapai-party wins Israeli parliamentary election

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Aug 3 William H Jackson ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Aug 5 Armed uprising in Ambonezen Camp Middelburg
  • Aug 6 Typhoon floods kill 4,800 in Manchuria
  • Aug 7 Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket reaches 1,992 kph
  • Aug 7 US Viking rocket reaches 210 km height (record)
  • Aug 9 Dutch Korea volunteers win US Collective Unit Citation
  • Aug 11 100,000 acres flooded from Mississippi River in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois
  • Aug 11 1st color broadcast baseball game (Braves vs Dodgers) telecast (WCBS-NYC)
  • Aug 11 NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 38-6 in Ottawa
  • Aug 11 NY Giants lose to go 13½ games behind Bkln Dodgers, later win pennant
  • Aug 12 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • Aug 13 Great Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract
  • Aug 17 18th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 33, All-Stars 0 (92,180)
  • Aug 17 Hurricane winds drive 6 ships ashore, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Aug 18 Cricket 1st-class debut of Raymond Illingworth
  • Aug 19 Bill Veeck (Cleveland Indians) sends Eddie Gaedel, a 3'7" little person, to pinch-hit

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Aug 20 12th Venice Film Festival: "Rashomon" directed by Akira Kurosawa wins the Golden Lion

Film director, screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film director, screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • Aug 22 Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin before 75,052
  • Aug 24 Bill Veeck's "Fans Managers' Night", Browns defeat A's 5-3; Browns coaches hold up placards for fans to vote on
  • Aug 25 Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game
  • Aug 26 Jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart
  • Aug 26 "An American in Paris" with music by George Gershwin, directed by Vincente Minnell and starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron premieres in London (Best Picture 1952)
  • Aug 28 Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
  • Aug 28 Pirates snap NY Giants 16 game win streak
  • Aug 30 US & Philippines sign mutual defense pact
  • Aug 31 1st 33 1/3 album introduced in Dusseldorf
  • Sep 1 PM Ben-Gurion orders establishment of Israeli secret service Mossad
  • Sep 1 US, Australia & New Zealand sign ANZUS treaty
  • Sep 2 Australia, NZ & US sign ANZUS-pact
  • Sep 3 TV soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" debuts on CBS
  • Sep 4 1st transcontinental TV broadcast, by US President Harry Truman
  • Sep 4 NBC extends to become a 61 station coast-to-coast network
  • Sep 4 US President Harry Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 5 71st U.S. Men's National Championship: Frank Sedgman beats Vic Seixas (6-4, 6-1, 6-1)

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • Sep 5 65th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maureen Connolly beats Shirley Fry Irvin (6-3, 1-6, 6-4)
  • Sep 8 Japan signs peace treaty with 48 countries (SF)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 770

  • Apr 10 David Helvarg, American journalist and environmental activist
  • Apr 11 Robbie House, rocker (Snuff)
  • Apr 11 Doris McGowen Beck Angleton, American socialite (d. 1997)
  • Apr 11 Paul Fox, English guitarist (The Ruts) (d. 2007)
  • Apr 11 James Patrick Kelly, American author
  • Apr 12 Jackson Spires, rock drummer (Blackfoot)
  • Apr 13 Beatrix "Trixie" Schuba, Austria, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Apr 13 Jack Quinn, (Rep-R-New York)
  • Apr 13 Max Weinberg, rock drummer (E Street Band, Conan O'Brien Show)
  • Apr 13 Peabo Bryson, Greenville SC, R&B vocalist (I'm So into You)
  • Apr 13 Peter Davison, actor (Dr Who, Sink or Swim, Fiddlers Three)
  • Apr 13 Joachim Streich, East German footballer
  • Apr 14 Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, musician
  • Apr 14 Julian Lloyd Webber, English cellist
  • Apr 15 Hansel, Cuba, spanish personality
  • Apr 15 Heloise II, columnist (Heloise's Helpful Hints)
  • Apr 15 John L Phillips, Ft Belvoir Va, PhD/astronaut
  • Apr 15 Marsha S Ivins, astronaut (STS 32, 46, 62, 81), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 16 John Bentley, English rocker (Fabulous Poodles)
  • Apr 16 Pierre Toutain-Dorbec, French photographer
  • Apr 16 Ioan Mihai Cochinescu, Romanian writer and photographer
  • Apr 16 Björgvin Halldórsson, Icelandic singer
  • Apr 16 Mordechai Ben David, Jewish singer
  • Apr 17 Olivia Hussey, Buenos Aires, actress (Romeo & Juliet, Death on Nile)
  • Apr 18 Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer
  • Apr 18 Pierre Pettigrew, Canadian politician
  • Apr 19 Barry Brown, American actor and writer (d. 1978)
  • Apr 19 Jóannes Eidesgaard, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
  • Apr 20 Geraint Wyn Davies, Welsh-Canadian actor (Nick Knight-Forever Knight, Bury Me in Niagara, High Hopes), born in Swansea, Wales
  • Apr 20 Luther Vandross, rock vocalist (Dance with my Father), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Apr 21 Aleksandr Ivanovich Laveykin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-2)
  • Apr 21 Nicoel Barclay, rocker
  • Apr 21 Tony Danza, (Tony Banta-Taxi, Tony Micelli-Who's the Boss), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 21 Michael Hartley Freedman, American mathematician
  • Apr 21 Robert Gotobed, English drummer (Wire)
  • Apr 22 Paul Carrack, rock vocalist (Squeeze/Ace-How Long), born in Sheffield, England
  • Apr 22 Ana María Shua, Argentine poet
  • Apr 23 Loek M L H A Hermans, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Apr 24 Andrew John Fairclough, trade union educator
  • Apr 25 Ian McCartney, Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom, British MP (1987-2010)
  • Apr 25 Linda Stone, pharmacist
  • Apr 27 Ace Frehley, heavy metal rocker (Kiss-Beth, Frehley's Comet), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 27 Boris Kinberg, rock percussionist (Mink Deville)
  • Apr 29 Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
  • Apr 30 Panuta Rosani, Poland, discus (Olympic 1976) drug disqualified
  • May 1 Gordon Greenidge, cricketer (great West Indian opener 1974-91)
  • May 1 Antony Worrall Thompson, English celebrity chef
  • May 3 Christopher Cross, [Geppert], Texas, singer (Sailing, Arthur's Theme)
  • May 3 Chris Cross, American singer-songwriter ("Arthur's Theme"), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • May 3 Tatyana Tolstaya, Russian writer
  • May 4 Gene Greenwood, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • May 4 Jackie Jackson, [Sigmund], rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • May 4 Colin Bass, British bassist (Camel)
  • May 4 Mick Mars [Robert Alan Deal], guitarist (Mötley Crüe), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (alternative date 4 April 1955)
  • May 4 Tirso Cruz III, Filipino actor and singer.
  • May 5 Rex Goh, rock guitarist (Air Supply)
  • May 6 Samuel Doe, President of Liberia (d. 1990)
  • May 7 David Whitton, campaigner
  • May 7 Robert Hegyes, NJ, actor (Underground Aces, Welcome Back Kotter)
  • May 8 Chris Frantz, Ky, rock drummer (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club)
  • May 8 Deborah Harmon, actress (Ted Knight Show, M*A*S*H, Just the 10 of Us)
  • May 8 Philip Bailey, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)
  • May 9 Alley Mills, actress (Norma Arnold-Wonder Years), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 10 Ron Banks, US R&B singer (Dramatics-Whatcha See is Whatcha Get)
  • May 10 Steve Gunderson, (Rep-R-WI, 1981- )
  • May 11 Mike Sleman, rugby player
  • May 12 Gunnar Larrson, Sweden, 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • May 13 Paul Thompson, rock drummer (Roxy Music)
  • May 13 Selina Scott, TV newscaster (West 57th)
  • May 13 Jim Douglas, American politician, governor of Vermont
  • May 14 Robert Zemeckis, American film director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 14 Jay Beckenstein, saxophonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • May 14 Seasan Hubley, [Susan], actress (Vice Squad, Hardcore), born in NYC, New York
  • May 15 Dennis Frederiksen, rocker (Toto-Roseanna, Africa), (d. 2014)
  • May 15 Frank Wilczek, American Physicist (2004 Nobel Prize), born in Mineola, New York
  • May 16 Jonathan Richman, rocker (Modern Lovers-New England, Egyptian Reggae)
  • May 17 I R Evans, CEO (Hyder, Welsh Water)
  • May 17 Simon Hughes, British politician and government minister (SD)
  • May 18 Angela Voigt, German DR, long jumper (Olympic-gold-76)
  • May 18 Denny Dillon, comedian (SNL, Dream On)
  • May 18 James Stephens, Mount Kisko NY, actor (Paper Chase, Devil's Island)
  • May 18 Rodger Davis, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 18 Jim Sundberg, American baseball player
  • May 19 Joey Ramone, [Jeffrey Hyman], lead singer of the punk rock band The Ramones (Baby I Love You)
  • May 19 Dick Slater, American professional wrestler
  • May 20 Michael D Crapo, (Rep-R-Idaho)
  • May 20 Thomas D Akers, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 41, 49, 61, 79), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • May 20 William Cullen Bryant, actor (Hell Squad)
  • May 21 Al Franken, US politician (Senate-D-Minnesota 2009-) comedian/writer/actor (SNL), born in New York City
  • May 23 Anatoli Karpov, USSR, world chess champion (1975-85)
  • May 23 Judy Rodman, Riverside California, country singer (Girls Ride Horses Too)
  • May 23 Antonis Samaras, Greek politician
  • May 24 Rob Baker, rock drummer (Red Rider)
  • May 24 Ronald A Parise, Warren Ohio, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67)
  • May 25 Clifford Archer, bassist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • May 25 Bob Gale, American screenwriter
  • May 26 Muhammed Ahmad Faris, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3)
  • May 26 Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 26 Sally Ride, American astronaut (first American woman to go to space), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • May 27 John Conteh, British boxer, WBC Light Heavyweight crown (1974-77), born in Liverpool

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Famous Deaths

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