Historical Events in April 1951

  • 3rd Christopher Fry's "Sleep of Prisoners" premieres in Oxford

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4th Dutch Prince Bernhard visits Juan & Eva Peron in Buenos Aires

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón

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5th Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg

Sport awardGolf Tournament

7th 15th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 7th American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament
  • 7th US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • 7th 105th Grand National: John Bullock aboard Nickel Coin wins

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11th US President Harry Truman fires Gen Douglas McArthur

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 12th Israeli Knesset officially designated April 13 as Holocaust Day
  • 15th Michael Gorsira is 1st person in charge of Curacao
  • 16th British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75

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17th NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 18th "Make a Wish" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 102 performances
  • 18th Dutch Antilles government of Da Costa Gomez forms
  • 18th France, West Germany & Benelux form European Steel & Coal Community
  • 19th "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 267 performances
  • 19th 55th Boston Marathon won by Shigeki Tanaka of Japan in 2:27:45

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19th Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career

WW2 General Douglas MacArthur
WW2 General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 20th US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • 20th Velsen city council demands investigation of police collaborators
  • 20th 4th Cannes Film Festival: "Miss Julie" directed by Alf Sjoberg and "Miracle in Milan" directed by Vittorio De Sica jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 21st 5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
  • 21st Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1
  • 22nd Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in NYC
  • 23rd Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Tournament

24th Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 26th Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum
  • 27th Mohammed Mossadeq chosen as premier of Persia