On This Day

Historical Events in June 1951

  • Jun 1 1st self-contained titanium plant opens (Henderson Nevada)
  • Jun 1 International Cheese treaty signed

Catholic Encyclical

Jun 2 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones

  • Jun 3 50th French Championships Men's Tennis: Jaroslav Drobný representing Egypt beats Eric Sturgess 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
  • Jun 3 50th French Championships Women's Tennis: Shirley Fry beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 for her only French singles title
  • Jun 4 Pirate's' Gus Bell hits for cycle helps beat Phillies 12-4
  • Jun 6 1st Berlin International Film Festival opens
  • Jun 9 "Doodles Weaver Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Jun 11 Mozambique becomes an oversea province of Portugal
  • Jun 11 NY Times reports the NYC subway will auction off things found
  • Jun 13 UN arm forces reach Pyongyang Korea
  • Jun 14 "Courtin' Time" opens at National Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • Jun 14 1st commercial computer, UNIVAC 1, enters service at Census Bureau

Sports History

Jun 15 Joe Louis scored his last knock out victory

US Golf Open

Jun 16 US Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Ben Hogan wins his second consecutive US Open title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Clayton Heafner.

  • Jun 16 83rd Belmont: David Gorman aboard Counterpoint wins in 2:29
  • Jun 17 "Flahooley" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 40 performances

Election of Interest

Jun 18 Charles de Gaulle wins French parliamentary election

  • Jun 18 In South Africa, the Suppression of Communism Act commences
  • Jun 20 Cleveland Indian Bobby Avila hits 3 HRs, double & single vs Red Sox
  • Jun 21 "17" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances
  • Jun 21 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Whitemarsh Valley CC: Patty Berg defeats Pat O'Sullivan, 2-up in the final
  • Jun 22 Gene Rayburn & Dee Finch show premieres on NBC radio
  • Jun 23 Treacherous British diplomats Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean flee to USSR
  • Jun 23 Most expensive US hailstorm ($1.5M crop damage & $14M property-Kansas)
  • Jun 24 Persian army takes over nationalized oil installations

Television Debut

Jun 25 1st color TV broadcast, CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities

  • Jun 28 "Amos 'n' Andy" premieres on CBS TV

Television Finale

Jun 30 "Victor Borge Show" last airs on NBC-TV

  • Jun 30 NAACP begins attack on school segregation & discrimination