September 1951 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 PM Ben-Gurion orders establishment of Israeli secret service Mossad
  • Sep 1 US, Australia and New Zealand sign the ANZUS mutual defense treaty
  • Sep 2 Australia, NZ & US sign ANZUS-pact
  • Sep 4 1st transcontinental TV broadcast, by US President Harry Truman

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Sep 4 US President Harry Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Sep 8 Japan signs peace treaty with 48 countries (SF)
  • Sep 8 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sempiternus Rex
  • Sep 10 British begin economic boycott of Iran

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 11 Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes

  • Sep 14 Giant's Bob Niemans homers on his 1st 2 at bats
  • Sep 15 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20k (1:01:15.8)
  • Sep 15 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ingruentium Malorum
  • Sep 17 Romanian bishop A Pacha of Timisoara sentenced to 18 years
  • Sep 19 Italian civil servants strike for pay increase
  • Sep 20 1st North Pole jet crossing
  • Sep 20 NL President Ford Frick elected 3rd commissioner of baseball
  • Sep 20 Swiss males votes against female suffrage
  • Sep 21 Emil Zatopek runs 15,000m in record 44 min, 54.6 sec
  • Sep 24 Industrial estate opens at Harlow New Town, England
  • Sep 24 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Sep 26 Prof Youngblood demonstrates artificial heart in Paris
  • Sep 27 Persian troops occupy oil refinery at Abadan
  • Sep 28 Allie Reynolds' 2nd no-hitter of 1951; Yanks clinch pennant #18
  • Sep 29 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20,000 m & 10 mile
  • Sep 29 S B Nicholson discovers 12th satellite of Jupiter

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Timothy Zahn, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Cobra Strike)
  • Sep 2 Jim DeMint, American politician
  • Sep 4 Nicu Ceaușescu, youngest child of Romanian Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and considered the President's heir apparent, born in Scornicești, Romania
  • Sep 4 Marita Ulvskog, Swedish politician
  • Sep 6 Barry Troyna, teacher/educational sociologist
  • Sep 8 Randy T Odle, Port Arthur Texas, astronaut
  • Sep 9 Alexander Downer, Australian politician
  • Sep 10 Albert R Wynn, (Rep-D-Maryland)
  • Sep 11 Richard D. Gill, British-Dutch mathematician
  • Sep 12 Berty Ahern, Drumcondra, Dublin, PM of Ireland (1997-2008)
  • Sep 12 Gerald Stano, American serial killer
  • Sep 14 Eugene H Trinh, Saigon Vietnam, PhD/astronaut (STS 50)
  • Sep 18 Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon, Republican politician and US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 20 Javier Marías, Spanish author, translator and academic
  • Sep 21 Bob Franks, (Rep-R-NJ)
  • Sep 21 Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen rebel leader (d. 2005)
  • Sep 23 Ron Klink, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • Sep 24 Douglas Kmiec, American legal scholar
  • Sep 26 Tom Quirke, journalist
  • Sep 27 Jim Shooter, American comic book writer
  • Sep 27 Paul Craig, British law professor
  • Sep 28 Wei Chen, Canadian journalist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 29 Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile (2006-10, 2014-present), born in Santiago, Chile

President of Chile Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile
Michelle Bachelet
  • Sep 29 Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (d. 1977)
  • Sep 30 Nicholas Yermakov, American sci-fi author (Epiphany, Jehad, Clique)
  • Sep 30 Barry Marshall, Australian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Wolfgang Schulze, [Wols], German drawer/painter, dies at 38
  • Sep 6 James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat, dies at 84
  • Sep 8 Jürgen Stroop, SS General during World War II and commander of Nazi forces during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, executed by hanging for crimes against humanity at 56
  • Sep 18 John Douglas Cockcroft, physicist, dies
  • Sep 24 Georges Rency, Belgian poet/literature, dies at 75
  • Sep 26 Hans Cloos, German geologist (b. 1885)