On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1951

Historical Events

  • -50°F (-46°C), Gavilan, New Mexico (state record)
  • 1st telecast of an atomic explosion
  • 1st X-ray moving picture process demonstrated
  • Alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed
  • UN condemns People's Republic of China as aggressor in Korea
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Smith, British politician, born in Wokingham, United Kingdom
  • Clide "Sonny" Landreth, American blues and zydeco slide guitar player, born in Canton, Mississippi
1951 Highlights

About February 1, 1951

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius