On This Day

September 1951 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders establishment of Israeli secret service Mossad

1st Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion
1st Prime Minister of Israel
David Ben-Gurion
  • Sep 1 US, Australia and New Zealand sign the ANZUS mutual defense treaty
  • Sep 2 Australia, NZ & US sign ANZUS-pact

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Sep 4 US President Harry Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Sep 8 Japan signs peace treaty with 48 countries in San Francisco
  • Sep 8 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sempiternus Rex
  • Sep 10 British begin economic boycott of Iran
  • Sep 14 Giant's Bob Niemans homers on his 1st 2 at bats
  • Sep 15 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20k (1:01:15.8)
  • Sep 15 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ingruentium Malorum
  • Sep 17 Romanian bishop A Pacha of Timisoara sentenced to 18 years
  • Sep 19 Italian civil servants strike for pay increase
  • Sep 20 1st North Pole jet crossing
  • Sep 20 NL President Ford Frick elected 3rd commissioner of baseball
  • Sep 20 Swiss males votes against female suffrage
  • Sep 21 Emil Zatopek runs 15,000m in record 44 min, 54.6 sec
  • Sep 24 Industrial estate opens at Harlow New Town, England
  • Sep 24 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Sep 26 Prof Youngblood demonstrates artificial heart in Paris
  • Sep 27 Persian troops occupy oil refinery at Abadan
  • Sep 29 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20,000 m & 10 mile
  • Sep 29 S B Nicholson discovers 12th satellite of Jupiter

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Timothy Zahn, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Cobra Strike)
  • Sep 2 Jim DeMint, American politician
  • Sep 3 Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lankan politician, President of Sri Lanka (2015-), born in Yagoda, Sri Lanka
  • Sep 4 Nicu Ceaușescu, youngest child of Romanian Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and considered the President's heir apparent, born in Scornicești, Romania
  • Sep 4 Marita Ulvskog, Swedish politician, born in Luleå, Sweden
  • Sep 6 Barry Troyna, English educational sociologist and author (Racism, Education and the State), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Sep 8 Randy Odle, American astronaut, born in Port Arthur, Texas
  • Sep 9 Alexander Downer, Australian politician
  • Sep 10 Albert R Wynn, American politician (Rep-D-Maryland 1993-2008), born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 11 Richard D. Gill, British-Dutch mathematician, born in Redhill, Surrey
  • Sep 12 Berty Ahern, Prime Minister of Ireland (1997-2008), born in Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland
  • Sep 12 Gerald Stano, American serial killer (confessed to killing 41 people), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 1998)
  • Sep 14 Eugene H. Trinh, Vietnamese-American astronaut (STS 50), born in Saigon, Vietnam
  • Sep 18 Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon, Republican politician and US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 20 Javier Marías, Spanish translator and novelist (Corazón tan blanco), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Sep 21 Bob Franks, (Rep-R-NJ)
  • Sep 21 Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen rebel leader (d. 2005)
  • Sep 23 Ron Klink, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • Sep 24 Douglas Kmiec, American legal scholar
  • Sep 27 Jim Shooter, American comic book writer
  • Sep 27 Paul Craig, British law professor
  • Sep 28 Wei Chen, Canadian journalist

Person of interestMichelle Bachelet

Sep 29 Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile (2006-10, 2014-present), born in Santiago, Chile

President of Chile Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile
Michelle Bachelet
  • Sep 29 Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (d. 1977)
  • Sep 30 Nicholas Yermakov, American sci-fi author (Epiphany, Jehad, Clique)
  • Sep 30 Barry Marshall, Australian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Deaths in History

  • Sep 6 James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat, dies at 84
  • Sep 6 Joe Falcaro, American bowler (National Match Game champion 1929-33), dies at 55
  • Sep 7 John French Sloan, American painter and etcher, dies at 80
  • Sep 8 Jürgen Stroop, SS General during World War II and commander of Nazi forces during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, executed by hanging for crimes against humanity at 56
  • Sep 24 Georges Rency, Belgian poet and literature, dies at 75
  • Sep 26 Hans Cloos, German geologist and pioneer in the study of granite tectonics (the deformation of crystalline rocks), dies at 65