April 1951 in History

Events in History

  • 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
  • Apr 7 American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament
  • Apr 7 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

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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
  • Apr 18 Dutch Antilles government of Da Costa Gomez forms
  • Apr 18 France, West Germany & Benelux form European Steel & Coal Community

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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 22 Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in NYC
  • Apr 26 Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 28 Mohammad Mosaddegh elected Prime Minister of Iran by the Parliament of Iran (Majlis)

Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh
Prime Minister of Iran
Mohammad Mosaddegh

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 John Philip Abizaid, U.S. Army General, former CENTCOM commander
  • Apr 2 Moriteru Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist
  • Apr 4 Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia
  • Apr 5 Roosevel Ferguson, Arkansas, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Apr 5 Dean Kamen, American inventor
  • Apr 10 Mark Roth, bowler (4-time PBA Player of Year)
  • Apr 10 David Helvarg, American journalist and environmental activist
  • Apr 11 Doris McGowen Beck Angleton, American socialite (d. 1997)
  • Apr 11 James Patrick Kelly, American author
  • Apr 13 Jack Quinn, (Rep-R-New York)
  • Apr 15 Hansel, Cuba, spanish personality
  • Apr 15 Heloise II, columnist (Heloise's Helpful Hints)
  • Apr 15 John L Phillips, Ft Belvoir Va, PhD/astronaut
  • Apr 15 Marsha S Ivins, astronaut (STS 32, 46, 62, 81), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 16 Pierre Toutain-Dorbec, French photographer
  • Apr 16 Ioan Mihai Cochinescu, Romanian writer and photographer
  • Apr 18 Pierre Pettigrew, Canadian politician
  • Apr 19 Jóannes Eidesgaard, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
  • Apr 21 Aleksandr Ivanovich Laveykin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-2)
  • Apr 21 Tony Danza, (Tony Banta-Taxi, Tony Micelli-Who's the Boss), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 21 Michael Hartley Freedman, American mathematician
  • Apr 22 Ana María Shua, Argentine poet
  • Apr 23 Loek M L H A Hermans, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Apr 24 Andrew John Fairclough, trade union educator
  • Apr 25 Ian McCartney, Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom, British MP (1987-2010)
  • Apr 25 Linda Stone, pharmacist

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 10 Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser (68) weds nurse Alyce Chester

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 18 Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (28) weds Joyce Halverson

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz

Deaths in History

  • Apr 3 Johannes C Kielstra, Dut economist/gov (Suriname 1933-44), dies at 72
  • Apr 4 George Albert Smith, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church) (b. 1870)
  • Apr 5 Edward Rigby, dies at 72
  • Apr 9 Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Hadji Aga), dies at 48
  • Apr 9 Vilhelm F K Bjerknes, Norwegian/US physicist/meteorology, dies at 89
  • Apr 16 Emile Erens, Dutch hagiographer (Pastor of Ars), dies at 85
  • Apr 18 António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (b. 1869)
  • Apr 20 Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1873)
  • Apr 22 Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (b. 1870)
  • Apr 23 Charles G. Dawes, Vice President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1865)
  • Apr 26 Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (b. 1868)
  • Apr 29 Ludwig J J Wittgenstein, Austria/English philosopher, dies at 62