On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1951

Historical Events

  • 1st H Bomb test, code named "Ivy Mike", detonates on Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands, the north Pacific Ocean

Sports History

Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella wins first of his 3 National League MVP awards

  • Jet magazine founded by John H Johnson

Music History

Johnny Mercer's "Top Banana" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 356 performances

  • US performs 1st atomic explosion witnessed by troops, Nevada Test Site, New Mexico

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Serjeant, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests; top score 124, 1977), born in Perth, West Australia
  • Fabrice Luchini, French stage and film actor (Courted), born in Paris
  • Ronald Bell, American rock singer, saxophonist, arranger, and songwriter (Kool & The Gang), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2020)
1951 Highlights

About November 1, 1951

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 70 years and 1 month
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio