1951 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 253

  • May 7 Pulitzer prize awarded to Conrad Richter (The Town)
  • May 8 Dacron men's suits introduced
  • May 8 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • May 9 Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River
  • May 10 Z Alexander Looby elected to Nashville City Council
  • May 11 American engineer Jay Forrester applys for patent for computer core memory
  • May 12 1st H Bomb test, on Enewetak Atoll
  • May 15 AT&T is 1st US company to have one million stockholders
  • May 15 The Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum.
  • May 16 The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (New York International Airport) and Heathrow Airport (London), operated by El Al Israel Airlines.
  • May 18 US General Collins predicts use of atom bomb in Korea
  • May 21 The opening of the Ninth Street Show, otherwise known as the 9th Street Art Exhibition - a gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively know as the New York School.
  • May 23 Peter Ustinov's "Love of Four Colonels" premieres in London
  • May 23 Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet signed in Beijing, formally establishes Chinese sovereignty over Tibet
  • May 24 Racial segregation in Washington, D.C. restaurants ruled illegal
  • May 24 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
  • May 26 Vaughan Williams' "Pilgrim's Progress" premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 27 Chinese Communists force Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • May 27 Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park, SF opens
  • May 28 Bernardus J Alfrink appointed bishop's asst of Utrecht
  • May 29 1st North Pole flight in single engine plane-CF Blair
  • May 31 Netherlands & South Africa sign cultural accord
  • Jun 1 1st self-contained titanium plant opens (Henderson Nevada)
  • Jun 1 International Cheese treaty signed
  • Jun 2 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones
  • Jun 6 1st Berlin International Film Festival opens
  • Jun 11 Mozambique becomes an oversea province of Portugal
  • Jun 11 NY Times reports the NYC subway will auction off things found
  • Jun 13 UN arm forces reach Pyongyang Korea
  • Jun 14 1st commercial computer, UNIVAC 1, enters service at Census Bureau
  • Jun 18 De Gaulle wins French parliamentary election
  • Jun 18 In South Africa, the Suppression of Communism Act commences.
  • Jun 23 Treacherous British diplomats Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean flee to USSR
  • Jun 23 Most expensive US hailstorm ($1.5M crop damage & $14M property-Kansas)
  • Jun 24 Persian army takes over nationalized oil installations
  • Jun 30 NAACP begins attack on school segregation & discrimination
  • Jul 2 Bill Veeck buys St Louis Browns from Bill & Charlie DeWitt
  • Jul 2 Hugo Yarnold stumps 6 at Dundee, Worcester v Scotland
  • Jul 2 Island advisor of Curacao installed
  • Jul 2 Leidse astronomers discover radio signal out of Milky Way system

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 5 Dr William Shockley invents junction transistor (Murray Hill, NJ)

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
  • Jul 8 Yankee Joe DiMaggio & manager Casey Stengel feud

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 US President Harry Truman asks Congress to formally end state of war with Germany

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jul 10 Armistice talks to end Korean conflict began at Kaesong
  • Jul 12 Mob tries to keep black family from moving into all-white Cicero Ill
  • Jul 14 Citation becomes 1st horse to win $1,000,000 in races
  • Jul 14 George Washington Carver monument unveiled
  • Jul 16 King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates
  • Jul 16 Len Hutton scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire v Surrey at The Oval
  • Jul 17 King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates in favour of his son Boudouin I
  • Jul 17 Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts, is chartered.
  • Jul 18 Uruguay accepts its constitution
  • Jul 20 King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem.
  • Jul 21 Dalai Lama returns to Tibet
  • Jul 22 General Francisco Craveiro Lopes appointed President of Portugal
  • Jul 26 Netherlands ends state of war with Germany
  • Jul 31 Japan Airlines is established.

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
  • Sep 1 PM Ben-Gurion orders establishment of Israeli secret service Mossad
  • Sep 1 US, Australia & New Zealand sign ANZUS treaty
  • Sep 2 Australia, NZ & US sign ANZUS-pact
  • Sep 4 1st transcontinental TV broadcast, by US President Harry Truman
  • Sep 4 US President Harry Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference
  • 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 16 NL umpire Frank Dascoli clears the Dogers bench ejecting 15 players
  • 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
  • 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

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 224

  • Jun 11 Mark D Siljander, (Rep-R-MI, 1981- )
  • Jun 11 Yasumasa Morimura, Japanese appropriation artist
  • Jun 12 Andranik Margaryan, 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 2007)
  • Jun 14 Paul Boateng, British politician
  • Jun 16 Michel Viso, France, cosmonaut
  • Jun 19 Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian terrorist
  • Jun 20 Paul Muldoon, Northern Irish poet
  • Jun 27 Sidney M Gutierrez, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 40, 59), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Jun 27 Ulf Andersson, Sweden, International Chess Grandmaster (1972)
  • Jun 27 Mary McAleese, President of Ireland
  • Jun 29 Don Rosa, American ilustrator
  • Jun 30 Stephen S Oswald, astronaut (STS 42, 56, 67), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 2 Michele Santoro, Italian TV journalist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 3 Jean-Claude Duvalier [Baby Doc], Deposed Haitian president-for-life (1971-86), born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (d. 2014)

President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier
President of Haiti
Jean-Claude Duvalier
  • Jul 4 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American politician
  • Jul 11 Lawrence J Delucas, PhD/astronaut (STS 50), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jul 13 Rob Bishop, American politician
  • Jul 14 Esther Dyson, Zurich Switz, computer publisher (Release 1.0)
  • Jul 16 Esther M Friesner[-Stutzman], US, sci-fi author (Witchwood Cradle)
  • Jul 16 Jean-Luc Mongrain, French-Canadian journalist
  • Jul 18 Elio Di Rupo, Belgian politician
  • Jul 21 Diana Dennis, Portland Oregon, body builder (Women Physique World)
  • Jul 24 Chris Smith, MP (Labour)
  • Jul 26 William Surles "Bill" McArthur Jr, NC, astro (STS 58, 74, sk: 92)
  • Jul 28 Anthony A. Williams, Mayor of Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 28 Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect
  • 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- )
  • Sep 1 Timothy Zahn, US, 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 [Benjamin] Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon and political candidate (R), 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-), born in Santiago

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

Weddings in History


Deaths in History