What Happened in 1951 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 433 of 433

  • Nov 27 1st rocket to intercept an airplane, White Sands, NM
  • Nov 27 Cease-fire & demarcation zone accord signed in Panmunjon, Korea
  • Nov 28 John Van Druten's "I am a Camera" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 28 Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria
  • Nov 29 1st underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat, Nevada
  • Dec 1 17th Heisman Trophy Award: Dick Kazmaier, Princeton (HB)
  • Dec 1 Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd" premieres in London
  • Dec 1 Golden Gate Bridge closes due to high winds
  • Dec 2 "Borscht Capades" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 90 performances
  • Dec 2 Philadelphia sets NFL record of 25 1st-downs rushing

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Dec 2 Don Hutson's #14 jersey is retired by the Green Bay Packers, the first number retired in the history of the franchise

First Wide Receiver in NFL History Don Hutson
First Wide Receiver in NFL History
Don Hutson
  • Dec 2 16th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 25-7 in Birmingham

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Dec 4 Aaron Copland's/Robbins' "Pied Piper" premieres in NYC

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland
  • Dec 4 Superheated gasses roll down Mount Catarman, Philippines, killing 500 people
  • Dec 4 Mir Waiz Maulvi Muhammad Yusouf is appointed President of Azad Kashmir Government.
  • Dec 8 "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 267 performances
  • Dec 8 AL alters its restrictions on night games, adopting NL's suspended game rule & lifting its ban on lights for Sunday games
  • Dec 9 West German voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wurttemberg

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Dec 11 Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement from baseball

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Dec 16 NBC premiere of "Dragnet" in black and white
  • Dec 17 Dutch Communist Party members forbidden to be civil servants
  • Dec 19 Nazi General Christiansen leaves Netherlands
  • Dec 20 Walter Zinn's Experimental Breeder Reactor I, the first nuclear reactor to produce electric power, goes live at the Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Dec 22 Australia cricket all out 82 v West Indies at Adelaide
  • Dec 23 Last Belgian communities get electricity
  • Dec 23 1st coast-to-coast televised football game (Dumont paid $75,000) LA Rams beat Cleveland Browns 24-17 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 24 1st televised opera (Amahl & Night Visitor)
  • Dec 24 United Kingdom of Libya gains independence from Italy via UN
  • Dec 25 1st Christmas Day in Test Crickets, Aust v WI at Adelaide
  • Dec 25 West Indies defeat Australia by 6 wkts on 3rd day of 3rd Test Cricket
  • Dec 27 40th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Sydney (3-2)
  • Dec 29 Flying Enterprise in difficulty in Canal
  • Dec 31 1st battery to convert radioactive energy to electricity announced

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 769

  • 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)

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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)
  • Aug 1 David Jasper, British theologian (University of Glasgow)
  • Aug 1 Robin Heifetz, composer
  • Aug 2 Andrew Gold, rocker (Lonely Boy), born in Burbank, California
  • Aug 2 Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet)
  • Aug 2 Per Westerberg, Swedish politician
  • Aug 3 Jon Graham, rock guitarist/vocalist (Earth Wind & Fire-Celebrate)

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Aug 3 Marcel Dionne, Canadian NHL center (LA Kings, NY Rangers), born in Drummondville, Quebec

NHL Star Marcel Dionne
NHL Star
Marcel Dionne
  • Aug 4 Lane Evans, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
  • Aug 5 John Jarratt, Australian actor
  • Aug 6 Catherine Hicks, Scottsdale Az, actress (Star Trek IV, Child's Play)
  • Aug 6 Daryl Somers, Australian television personality
  • Aug 7 Gary Hall, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze/2 silver-1968, 72)
  • Aug 8 Martin Brest, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 8 Phil Carlson, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1979)
  • Aug 8 Mamoru Oshii, Japanese film director
  • Aug 8 Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
  • Aug 10 Maria Combs, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 11 Donald DeCicco, Brockton Mass, fictional ID of Beldar in Coneheads
  • Aug 11 Vincent Bilodeau, Quebec actor and comedian
  • Aug 12 Charles E Brady Jr, Pinehurst NC, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 78)
  • Aug 12 Hector Rodriguez, Cuba, lightweight judo (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Aug 12 Willie Horton, American murderer and rapist
  • Aug 13 Dan Fogelberg, Peoria Ill, rocker (Same Auld Lang Syne)
  • Aug 13 Gwen Cheeseman, Harrisburg Pa, field hockey goalie (Oly-bronze-1984)
  • Aug 13 Jeff Altman, comedian/actor (Nurses, Pink Lady, Soul Man)
  • Aug 14 Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy)
  • Aug 14 Carl Lumbly, American actor (Cagney & Lacey, Alias), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Aug 15 Bobby Caldwell, rocker, born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 15 John Childs, cricketer (England left-arm spinner, two Tests v WI 1988)
  • Aug 15 Daba Diawara, Malian politician
  • Aug 15 Ann Biderman, American film and television writer
  • Aug 16 Richard Hunt, American puppeteer (d. 1992)
  • Aug 17 Alan Minter, England, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1972)
  • Aug 17 Robert Joy, actor (Big Shots, Suicide Club), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 18 Greg Pruitt, NFL running back (LA Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII)
  • Aug 19 John Deacon, British pop guitarist (Queen-Somebody to Love)
  • Aug 19 Lillian Muller, Grimstad Norway, playmate of year (Aug, 1975)
  • Aug 19 Randi Oakes, Randalia Iowa, actress (Officer Bonnie Clark-CHiPs)
  • Aug 19 Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine film composer
  • Aug 20 Greg[ory Dale] Bear, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Eon, Eternity)
  • Aug 20 Svetlana Oktyabrevna Omelchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Aug 21 Bernhard Germeshausen, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • Aug 21 Harry Smith, Hammond Ind, TV co-anchor (CBS Morning Show)
  • Aug 21 Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist
  • Aug 21 Char Margolis, American psychic medium and Dutch TV star, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 21 Margo Kane, Canadian playwright.
  • Aug 22 Teresa Davis, American Soul singer (The Emotions)
  • Aug 22 Chandra Prakash Mainali, Nepalese politician
  • Aug 23 Barbra Mizrahie, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 23 Jimi Jamison, rocker (Survivor), born in Durant, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • Aug 23 Mark Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)
  • Aug 23 Queen Noor of Jordan [Lisa Najeeb Halaby], American born wife of King Hussein, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 23 Akhmad Kadyrov, President of Chechnya (d. 2004)
  • Aug 24 Jimmy Farrar, rock vocalist (Molly Hatchet), born in Jacksonville, Florida

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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