What Happened in 1951 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 433

  • Sep 8 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sempiternus Rex
  • Sep 9 1st broadcast of "Love of Life" on CBS-TV
  • Sep 9 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Carrollton Georgia Golf Open
  • Sep 10 British begin economic boycott of Iran
  • Sep 11 Stravinsky's opera "Rake's Progress," premieres in Venice

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Sep 11 Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes

  • Sep 13 St Louis Cards beat NY Giants 6-4 (rescheduled from 9/12) then at night lose to Boston Braves 2-0
  • Sep 14 Giant's Bob Niemans homers on his 1st 2 at bats
  • Sep 15 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Ziegfeld NYC after 740 performances
  • Sep 15 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20k (1:01:15.8)
  • Sep 15 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ingruentium Malorum

Sport awardGolf Major

Sep 16 6th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Sep 16 NL umpire Frank Dascoli clears the Dogers bench ejecting 15 players
  • Sep 17 "Borscht Capades" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 90 performances
  • Sep 17 Romanian bishop A Pacha of Timisoara sentenced to 18 years
  • Sep 19 1st broadcast of "Search for Tomorrow" on CBS-TV
  • Sep 19 Italian civil servants strike for pay increase
  • Sep 20 1st North Pole jet crossing
  • Sep 20 NL President Ford Frick elected 3rd commissioner of baseball
  • Sep 20 Swiss males votes against female suffrage
  • Sep 21 Emil Zatopek runs 15,000m in record 44 min, 54.6 sec
  • Sep 24 Industrial estate opens at Harlow New Town, England
  • Sep 24 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Sep 26 Prof Youngblood demonstrates artificial heart in Paris
  • Sep 27 Persian troops occupy oil refinery at Abadan
  • Sep 28 Allie Reynolds' 2nd no-hitter of 1951; Yanks clinch pennant #18
  • Sep 28 Actor Franchot Tone weds actress Barbara Payton
  • Sep 28 Norm Van Brocklin of Rams passes for NFL record 554 yards
  • Sep 29 1st color telecast of football game on network, Philadelphia (CBS)
  • Sep 29 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20,000 m & 10 mile
  • Sep 29 S B Nicholson discovers 12th satellite of Jupiter
  • Oct 1 1st Giant-Dodgers playoff game, Giants win 3-1
  • Oct 1 1st treaty signed by woman ambassador-Eugenie Anderson (US ambassador to Denmark)
  • Oct 1 24th Infantry Regiment, last all-black US military unit, deactivated
  • Oct 2 1st Netherland TV broadcast (Toverspiegel)
  • Oct 2 Dodgers beat Giants 10-0, in 2nd game of play-offs
  • Oct 3 Bobby Thomson HR-Giants win pennant defeating Dodgers
  • Oct 4 In opening World Series game, Giant Monte Irvin steals home in 1st inn

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Oct 6 Stalin proclaims USSR has atomic bomb

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin

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Oct 7 David Ben-Gurion forms 3rd Israeli government

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Oct 8 "Music in the Air" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • Oct 8 Ford C Frick replaces Happy Chandler as 3rd commissioner of baseball Warren C Giles becomes president of baseball's National League
  • Oct 9 5th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 2-2 at Toronto
  • Oct 9 Gil McDougald's World Series grand slam helps Yanks beat Giants 13-1
  • Oct 10 Yanks beat Giants 4 games to 2 in World Series, DiMaggio's final game
  • Oct 14 Det Lion Jack Christiansen returns 2 punts for touchdowns vs LA Rams
  • Oct 14 Organization of Central American States forms
  • Oct 15 Egyptian parliament accept denounces Suez Canal Treaty
  • Oct 15 Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes synthesizes the first oral contraceptive

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Oct 15 "I Love Lucy", starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts on CBS

Actor Desi Arnaz
Desi Arnaz
Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
  • Oct 16 The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
  • Oct 17 Egyptian army fires on British troops
  • Oct 18 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Oct 19 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Texas Women's Golf Open
  • Oct 19 US President Harry Truman formally ends state of war with Germany
  • Oct 20 The "Johnny Bright Incident" occurred in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Oct 22 Earthquake hits Formosa, 100 killed
  • Oct 22 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 24 Jan de Hartog's "Four Poster" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 24 United Nations publishes its first postage stamps
  • Oct 25 Peace talks aimed at ending Korean War resumed in Panmunjom
  • Oct 26 Emile Zatopek runs world record 30,000m, 25,000m & 15 miles

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Oct 26 Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 26 Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister at the age of 86

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Oct 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 28 2nd Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by six points
  • Oct 30 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 31 French Second Chamber accepts the Schuman Plan

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Nov 1 Johnny Mercer's "Top Banana" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 356 performances

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
  • Nov 1 First atomic explosion witnessed by troops, New Mexico

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Nov 1 Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella wins the 1st of his 3 NL MVPs

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Nov 1 Jet magazine founded by John H Johnson
  • Nov 1 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 4 9th Ryder Cup: US wins 9½-2½ at Pinehurst Resort (Pinehurst, North Carolina, US)
  • Nov 4 NY Giants & NY Yanks score back-to-back TDs on kickoff returns
  • Nov 4 Vijay Merchant scores 154 v England in his last Test Cricket innings
  • Nov 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 7 Constitution of Jordan passes

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Nov 8 NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Nov 10 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance
  • Nov 10 13th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 40-21 in Baltimore
  • Nov 12 "Paint Your Wagon" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 289 performances
  • Nov 13 Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio & Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)
  • Nov 15 Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pak XI v MCC, Lahore
  • Nov 15 NY Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 17 Britain reports development of the world's first nuclear-powered heating system
  • Nov 18 "See it Now" premieres on TV
  • Nov 18 British troops occupy Ismailiya, Egypt
  • Nov 18 Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft
  • Nov 19 Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday
  • Nov 19 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 20 Snowdonia becomes a British National Park
  • Nov 24 "17" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances
  • Nov 24 "Music in the Air" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Nov 24 39th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 21-14
  • Nov 24 British auto manufacturers Austin and Morris Motors merge
  • Nov 25 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock, Alabama
  • Nov 25 Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears
  • Nov 25 Commemoration of Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft forbidden
  • Nov 25 3rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Herb Thomas wins

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 770

  • May 27 Norma Jean Almodovar, Binghampton, auto-biographer (Cop to Call Girl)
  • May 29 Peter Chernin, President of News Corporation
  • May 30 Stephen Tobolowsky, Tx, actor (Single White Female, Thelma & Louise)
  • May 30 Fernando Lugo, Paraguayan politician
  • May 30 Zdravko Čolić, Yugoslav-Bosnian singer
  • Jun 2 Larry Clark Robinson, NHL defenseman (Mont Canadiens, Norris-77, 80)
  • Jun 2 Steve Brookins, rocker (.38 Special)
  • 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, guitarist (Boston-More Than a Feeling)
  • 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, Florence Italy, actress (Terror, Shock)
  • 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, cricketer (exciting Aussie all-rounder 1973-77)
  • Jun 26 Pamela Bellwood, [King], actress (Ellen-W.E.B., Claudia-Dynasty), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 26 Rindy Ross, Portland Oregon, rock vocalist/saxophonist (Quarterflash)
  • 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
  • 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)

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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

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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

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