Historical Events in April 1951

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

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Apr 4 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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Apr 5 Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg

Sport awardGolf Major

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

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

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Apr 11 US President Harry Truman fires Gen Douglas McArthur

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

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

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

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Apr 19 Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • Apr 20 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • Apr 20 Velsen city council demands investigation of police collaborators
  • Apr 20 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
  • Apr 21 5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 21 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1
  • Apr 22 Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in NYC
  • Apr 23 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open
  • Apr 24 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open
  • Apr 26 Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum
  • Apr 27 Mohammed Mossadeq chosen as premier of Persia