Historical Events in November 1951

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

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

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1st Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella wins 1st of his 3 NL MVP

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 10th 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance
  • 10th 13th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 40-21 in Baltimore
  • 12th "Paint Your Wagon" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 289 performances
  • 13th Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio & Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)
  • 15th Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pak XI v MCC, Lahore
  • 15th NY Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 17th Britain reports development of the world's first nuclear-powered heating system
  • 18th "See it Now" premieres on TV
  • 18th British troops occupy Ismailiya, Egypt
  • 18th Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft
  • 19th Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday
  • 19th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 20th Snowdonia becomes a British National Park
  • 24th "17" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances
  • 24th "Music in the Air" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 24th 39th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 21-14
  • 24th British auto manufacturers Austin and Morris Motors merge
  • 25th 3rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Herb Thomas wins
  • 25th 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock, Alabama
  • 25th Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears
  • 25th Commemoration of Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft forbidden
  • 27th 1st rocket to intercept an airplane, White Sands, NM
  • 27th Cease-fire & demarcation zone accord signed in Panmunjon, Korea
  • 28th John Van Druten's "I am a Camera" premieres in NYC
  • 28th Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria
  • 29th 1st underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat, Nevada