What Happened on November 1, 1951

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • First atomic explosion witnessed by troops, New Mexico
  • Jet magazine founded by John H Johnson

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

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Serjeant, cricketer (Australian batsman late seventies)
  • Fabrice Luchini, French actor
  • Ronald Bell, rock sax (Kool & The Gang), born in Youngstown, Ohio