Historical Events in February 1951

  • Feb 1 -50°F (-46°C), Gavilan, New Mexico (state record)
  • Feb 1 1st X-ray moving picture process demonstrated
  • Feb 1 1st telecast of an atomic explosion
  • Feb 1 Alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed
  • Feb 1 UN condemns People's Republic of China as aggressor in Korea
  • Feb 1 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 2 -35°F (-37°C), Greensburg, Indiana (state record until 1994)
  • Feb 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 3 "Victor Borge Show" debuts on NBC TV
  • Feb 3 Dick Button wins US skating title for 6th time
  • Feb 3 Largest purse to date in horse racing, $144,323, won by Great Circle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 3 Tennessee Williams' "Rose Tattoo" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • Feb 4 US female Figure Skating championship won by Sonya Klopfer
  • Feb 4 US male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • Feb 6 "Broker Special" train crashes in Woodbridge NJ, killing 84

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 6 Radio commentator Paul Harvey arrested for trying to sneak into Argonne National Laboratory, a nuclear test site located 20 miles (32 km) west of Chicago

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey
  • Feb 6 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site Argonne Atomic Lab (Ill), to demonstrate lax in security
  • Feb 9 St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45
  • Feb 10 "John & Marsha" by Stan Freberg peaks at #21

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 11 Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary election in the Gold Coast (Ghana)

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 14 Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • Feb 16 NYC passes bill prohibiting racism in city-assisted housing
  • Feb 16 San Francisco City Hall dome fire
  • Feb 18 3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes
  • Feb 18 Nepal becomes a constitutional monarchy
  • Feb 18 Netherlands Radio School forms
  • Feb 21 SC House urges "Shoeless Joe" Jackson be reinstated
  • Feb 22 4th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "All About Eve" Best Film
  • Feb 24 "Bless You All" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 84 performances
  • Feb 24 Ice Pairs Championship at Milan won by Ria Baran & Paul Falk of GER
  • Feb 24 Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Milan won by Jeanette Altwegg of Great Britain
  • Feb 24 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Milan won by Richard Button USA
  • Feb 25 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 278 performances
  • Feb 25 1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina)
  • Feb 25 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins Orlando Florida 2 Ball Golf Tournament
  • Feb 26 Bread rationing in Czechoslovakia
  • Feb 27 22nd amendment ratified, limiting US Presidents to 2 terms
  • Feb 28 French government of Pleven dissolves
  • Feb 28 Senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Feb 28 8th Golden Globes: Sunset Boulevard, Jose Ferrer, & Gloria Swanson win