What Happened on August 1, 1951

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion

Famous Birthdays

  • David Jasper, British theologian (University of Glasgow)
  • Robin Heifetz, American composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Tim Bachman, Canadian guitarist and vocalist (Brave Belt and Bachman–Turner Overdrive), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Actor Max Von Sydow (22) weds actress Christina Olin