On This Day

June 1951 in History

Events in History

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

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Jun 2 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII
  • 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 1st commercial computer, UNIVAC 1, enters service at Census Bureau

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 18 Charles de Gaulle wins French parliamentary election

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Jun 18 In South Africa, the Suppression of Communism Act commences
  • 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
  • Jun 30 NAACP begins attack on school segregation & discrimination

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Gilbert Baker, American gay activist who designed the rainbow flag, born in Chanute, Kansas (d. 2017)
  • Jun 4 Yvonne van Rooy, Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Jun 4 Wendy Pini, American comic book writer (Elfquest), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 11 Mark D. Siljander, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan (1981-87), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 11 Yasumasa Morimura, Japanese appropriation artist, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Jun 12 Andranik Margaryan, 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (2000-07), born in Yerevan, Armenia (d. 2007)
  • Jun 14 Paul Boateng, British Labour politician 9British High Commissioner to South Africa), born in Hackney, England
  • Jun 16 Michel Viso, French cosmonaut
  • Jun 19 Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian leader of al-Qaeda, born in Maadi, Cairo
  • Jun 20 Paul Muldoon, Northern Irish poet
  • Jun 27 Sidney M. Gutierrez, Mjr USAF and NASA astronaut (STS 40, 59), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Jun 27 Mary McAleese, 8th President of Ireland (1997-2011), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jun 29 Don Rosa, American comic book writer and illustrator (Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jun 30 Stephen S. Oswald, American NASA astronaut (STS 42, 56, 67), born in Seattle, Washington

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian, dies at 85
  • Jun 2 Alain [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher, dies at 83
  • Jun 2 John Erskine, American poet and writer (Private Life of Helen of Troy), dies at 71
  • Jun 7 Bobel, Braune, Naumann, Ohlendorf, Pohl, Schallenmair & Otto Schmidt, Nazi war criminals, hanged
  • Jun 8 Eugène Fiset, French Canadian military officer and politician (b. 1874)
  • Jun 13 Ben Chifley, Australian politician and the 16th Prime Minister of Australia (Labor: 1945-49), dies of a heart attack at 65
  • Jun 14 Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • Jun 17 Vin Coutie, Australian rules footballer, dies at 69
  • Jun 19 Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet (b. 1884)
  • Jun 21 Charles Dillon Perrine, American-born astronomer, dies at 83