October 1951 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 1st treaty signed by woman ambassador-Eugenie Anderson (US ambassador to Denmark)
  • Oct 1 24th Infantry Regiment, last all-black US military unit, deactivated
  • Oct 2 1st Netherland TV broadcast (Toverspiegel)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 6 Joseph Stalin proclaims the Soviet Union has the atomic bomb

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 David Ben-Gurion forms 3rd Israeli government

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Oct 14 Organization of Central American States forms
  • Oct 15 Egyptian parliament accept denounces Suez Canal Treaty
  • Oct 15 Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes synthesizes the first oral contraceptive
  • Oct 16 The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
  • Oct 17 Egyptian army fires on British troops
  • Oct 18 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Oct 19 US President Harry Truman formally ends state of war with Germany
  • Oct 20 The "Johnny Bright Incident" occurred in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Oct 22 Earthquake hits Formosa, 100 killed
  • Oct 22 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 24 Jan de Hartog's "Four Poster" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 24 United Nations publishes its first postage stamps
  • Oct 25 Peace talks aimed at ending Korean War resumed in Panmunjom
  • Oct 26 Emile Zatopek runs world record 30,000m, 25,000m & 15 miles

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 26 Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister at the age of 86

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Oct 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 30 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 31 French Second Chamber accepts the Schuman Plan

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 3 Kathryn Sullivan, Paterson NJ, geologist and astronaut (1st American woman to walk in space), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Oct 3 Bernard Cooper, American writer
  • Oct 4 Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov, Kazakh poet
  • Oct 7 David J. Halberstam, American radio executive
  • Oct 8 Jack O'Connell, American politician
  • Oct 10 Epeli Ganilau, Fijian statesman
  • Oct 12 Ed Royce, American politician (Rep-R-California)
  • Oct 16 Alan Wheat, (Rep-D-Missouri, 1983- )
  • Oct 18 Terry McMillan, American author
  • Oct 19 Demetrios Christodoulou, Greek mathematical physicist, recipient of the BĂ´cher Memorial Prize
  • Oct 20 Patrick Hall, British politician
  • Oct 20 Leif Pagrotsky, Swedish politician
  • Oct 23 Fatmir Sejdiu, President of Kosovo
  • Oct 27 Carlos Frenk, Mexican/British cosmologist
  • Oct 27 Nancy Jacobs, American politician (R), Senator Maryland (1999-2015), born in Charleston, West Virginia

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 27 Edward Lee Howard, American CIA Case Officer and alleged Soviet spy who defected to the Soviet Union in 1985, born in Alamogordo, New Mexico (d. 2002)

Alleged Soviet Spy Edward Lee Howard
Alleged Soviet Spy
Edward Lee Howard
  • Oct 28 Ron & Don Galyon, American siamese twins (Jerry Springer Show), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Oct 29 Dirk Kempthorne, (Sen-R Idaho)
  • Oct 30 Frank Pallone Jr, (Rep-D-New Jersey)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 4 Willie Moretti, American gangster (b. 1894)
  • Oct 6 Henry Gurney, British high commissioner to Malaya, assassinated
  • Oct 6 Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1884)
  • Oct 6 Will Keith Kellogg, American cereal manufacturer (Kellogg's cereal brand), dies at 91
  • Oct 7 Anton F Philips, CEO (Philips), dies at 77
  • Oct 12 Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congolese religious leader and founder of Kimbanguism, dies in captivity at 62
  • Oct 16 Liaquat Ali Khan, PM of Pakistan (1947-51), assassinated by Said Akbar
  • Oct 29 De Raymond, French High Director of Cambodia, murdered
  • Oct 29 Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (New General Catalogue), dies at 86