Historical Events in July 1951

  • Jul 1 Cleveland Indians veteran hurler Bob Feller pitches his 3rd career no-hitter beating Detroit Tigers, 2-1
  • Jul 2 Bill Veeck buys St Louis Browns from Bill & Charlie DeWitt; after 1953 season sells franchise to Clarence Miles, team moves to Baltimore (Orioles)
  • Jul 2 "Bob & Ray show" premieres on NBC radio
  • Jul 2 Worcestershire cricket wicketkeeper Hugo Yarnold makes a record 6 stumpings in an innings in a 1st-class match vs Scotland at Dundee
  • Jul 2 Island advisor of Curacao installed
  • Jul 2 Leidse astronomers discover radio signal out of Milky Way system

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 3 PGA Championship, Oakmont GC: Sam Snead beats Walter Burkemo 7 & 6 for his 3rd PGA Championship title

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead

InventionHistoric Invention

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

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Dick Savitt wins his only Wimbledon title beating Ken McGregor of Australia 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Doris Hart outclasses fellow American Shirley Fry 6-1, 6-0 for her only Wimbledon singles title
  • Jul 6 British Open Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Englishman Max Faulkner wins by 2 from Antonio Cerdá of Argentina
  • Jul 8 Yankee Joe DiMaggio and 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 18th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-3 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
  • 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, Illinois
  • Jul 12 NY Yankees Allie Reynolds no-hits Cleveland Indians, 8-0
  • Jul 14 "Courtin' Time" closes at National Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • Jul 14 "Make a Wish" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • Jul 14 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race)
  • Jul 14 Citation becomes 1st horse to win $1,000,000 in races
  • Jul 14 George Washington Carver monument unveiled
  • Jul 14 In his last race, 1948 Triple Crown champion Citation wins the Hollywood Gold Cup by 4 lengths, to become American racing's first millionaire horse.
  • Jul 16 King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates
  • Jul 16 Len Hutton scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire v Surrey at The Oval

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jul 16 Novel "Catcher in Rye" by J. D. Salinger published by Little Brown and Company

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger
  • Jul 17 Leopold III, King of the Belgians, 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 18 Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Jul 19 "2 in the Aisle" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 276 performances
  • Jul 20 King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 21 Dalai Lama returns to Tibet

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • Jul 22 General Francisco Craveiro Lopes appointed President of Portugal
  • Jul 26 Netherlands ends state of war with Germany
  • Jul 28 "Kiss Me, Kate" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 28 Walt Disney's animated musical film "Alice In Wonderland" released

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • Jul 29 38th Tour de France won by Hugo Koblet of Switzerland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 30 Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 31 Japan Airlines is established