November 1951 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 First atomic explosion witnessed by troops, New Mexico
  • Nov 1 Jet magazine founded by John H Johnson
  • Nov 1 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 7 Constitution of Jordan passes
  • Nov 10 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance
  • Nov 13 Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio & Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)
  • Nov 17 Britain reports development of the world's first nuclear-powered heating system
  • Nov 18 "See it Now" premieres on TV
  • Nov 18 British troops occupy Ismailiya, Egypt
  • Nov 19 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 20 Snowdonia becomes a British National Park
  • Nov 24 British auto manufacturers Austin and Morris Motors merge
  • Nov 25 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock, Alabama
  • Nov 25 Commemoration of Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft forbidden
  • Nov 27 1st rocket to intercept an airplane, White Sands, NM
  • Nov 27 Cease-fire & demarcation zone accord signed in Panmunjon, Korea
  • Nov 28 John Van Druten's "I am a Camera" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 28 Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria
  • Nov 29 1st underground atomic explosion at Frenchman Flat in Nevada

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Thomas Mallon, American novelist and critic
  • Nov 3 Ed Murawinski, American cartoonist, New York Daily News
  • Nov 4 Traian Băsescu, President of Romania
  • Nov 5 Stuart Havelock Hollingdale, anthropologist
  • Nov 6 Peter Althin, Swedish politician and attorney
  • Nov 8 Alfredo Astiz, Argentine general
  • Nov 9 Hetty de Boer-Jongkind, founder (Vakvereniging Medical Astrology)
  • Nov 9 Bill Mantlo, American comic book writer
  • Nov 11 Kim Peek, American megasavant
  • Nov 17 Jack Vettriano, Methil Scotland, Scottish painter (The Singing Butler)
  • Nov 18 Mark N Brown, Valparaiso In, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 28, 48, 66)
  • Nov 18 Justin Raimondo, American author
  • Nov 19 Timothy J Penny, (Rep-D-MN, 1983- )
  • Nov 19 Lord Falconer of Thoroton, British lawyer and politician
  • Nov 20 David Walters, American politician
  • Nov 24 Chet Edwards, (Rep-D-Texas)
  • Nov 25 Arturo Pérez Reverte, Spanish novelist and war reporter
  • Nov 26 La Cicciolina, [Ilona Staller], Budapest Hungary, Italian MP
  • Nov 29 Jonathan Zeitlyn, artist
  • Nov 30 Christian Bernard, mystic

Deaths in History

  • Nov 18 John H Van Maarseveen, Dutch minister of Justice, dies at 57
  • Nov 20 Thomas Quinlan (impresario) (b. 1881)
  • Nov 25 Raden Mas Noto Suroto, Indonesian poet (Wayang Songs), dies at 63