August 1951 in History

Events in History


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Aug 1 David Ben-Gurion's Mapai-party wins Israeli parliamentary election

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Aug 3 William H Jackson ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Aug 5 Armed uprising in Ambonezen Camp Middelburg
  • Aug 6 Typhoon floods kill 4,800 in Manchuria
  • Aug 7 Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket reaches 1,992 kph
  • Aug 7 US Viking rocket reaches 210 km height (record)
  • Aug 9 Dutch Korea volunteers win US Collective Unit Citation
  • Aug 11 100,000 acres flooded from Mississippi River in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois
  • Aug 13 Great Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract
  • Aug 17 Hurricane winds drive 6 ships ashore, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Aug 24 Bill Veeck's "Fans Managers' Night", Browns defeat A's 5-3; Browns coaches hold up placards for fans to vote on
  • Aug 26 Jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart
  • Aug 26 "An American in Paris" with music by George Gershwin, directed by Vincente Minnell and starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron premieres in London (Best Picture 1952)
  • Aug 30 US & Philippines sign mutual defense pact
  • Aug 31 1st 33 1/3 album introduced in Dusseldorf

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 David Jasper, British theologian (University of Glasgow)
  • Aug 2 Per Westerberg, Swedish politician
  • Aug 4 Lane Evans, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
  • Aug 8 Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
  • Aug 11 Donald DeCicco, Brockton Mass, fictional ID of Beldar in Coneheads
  • Aug 12 Charles E Brady Jr, Pinehurst NC, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 78)
  • Aug 12 Willie Horton, American murderer and rapist
  • Aug 15 Daba Diawara, Malian politician
  • Aug 16 Richard Hunt, American puppeteer (d. 1992)
  • Aug 20 Greg[ory Dale] Bear, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Eon, Eternity)
  • Aug 20 Svetlana Oktyabrevna Omelchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Aug 21 Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist
  • Aug 21 Margo Kane, Canadian playwright.
  • Aug 22 Chandra Prakash Mainali, Nepalese politician
  • Aug 23 Queen Noor of Jordan [Lisa Najeeb Halaby], American born wife of King Hussein, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 23 Akhmad Kadyrov, President of Chechnya (d. 2004)
  • Aug 24 Orson Scott Card, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Ender's War)
  • Aug 24 Oscar Hijuelos, American author, (d. 2013)
  • Aug 26 Robert G Torricelli, (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1983- )

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 14 William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), dies at 88

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst