On This Day

1951 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 238 of 238

  • Oct 24 Jan de Hartog's "Four Poster" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 24 United Nations publishes its first postage stamps
  • Oct 25 Peace talks aimed at ending Korean War resumed in Panmunjom
  • Oct 26 Emile Zatopek runs world record 30,000m, 25,000m & 15 miles

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 26 Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister at the age of 76

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Oct 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 30 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 31 French Second Chamber accepts the Schuman Plan
  • Nov 1 US performs 1st atomic explosion witnessed by troops, Nevada Test Site, New Mexico
  • Nov 1 Jet magazine founded by John H Johnson
  • Nov 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 7 Constitution of Jordan passes
  • Nov 10 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance
  • Nov 17 Britain reports development of the world's first nuclear-powered heating system
  • Nov 18 "See it Now" premieres on TV
  • Nov 18 British troops occupy Ismailiya, Egypt

  • Nov 19 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 20 Snowdonia becomes a British National Park
  • Nov 24 British auto manufacturers Austin and Morris Motors merge
  • Nov 25 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock, Alabama
  • Nov 25 Commemoration of Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft forbidden
  • Nov 27 1st rocket to intercept an airplane at White Sands, New Mexico
  • Nov 27 Cease-fire & demarcation zone accord signed in Panmunjon, Korea
  • Nov 28 John Van Druten's "I am a Camera" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 28 Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria
  • Nov 29 1st underground atomic explosion at Frenchman Flat in Nevada
  • Dec 1 Golden Gate Bridge closes due to high winds
  • Dec 4 Superheated gasses roll down Mount Catarman, Philippines, killing 500 people
  • Dec 4 Mir Waiz Maulvi Muhammad Yusouf is appointed President of Azad Kashmir Government
  • Dec 8 AL alters its restrictions on night games, adopting NL's suspended game rule & lifting its ban on lights for Sunday games
  • Dec 9 West German voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wurttemberg
  • Dec 17 Dutch Communist Party members forbidden to be civil servants
  • Dec 19 Nazi General Christiansen leaves Netherlands
  • Dec 20 Walter Zinn's Experimental Breeder Reactor I, the first nuclear reactor to produce electric power, goes live at the Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Dec 21 Pioneering telenovela "Sua Vida Me Pertence" premieres in Brazil
  • Dec 23 Last Belgian communities get electricity
  • Dec 24 United Kingdom of Libya gains independence from Italy via UN
  • Dec 31 1st battery to convert radioactive energy to electricity announced

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 226 of 226

  • Nov 13 Boaz Vaadia, Israeli-born sculptor who worked in America, born in Gat Rimon (d. 2017)
  • Nov 17 Jack Vettriano, Methil Scotland, Scottish painter (The Singing Butler)
  • Nov 18 Mark N Brown, Valparaiso In, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 28, 48, 66)
  • Nov 18 Justin Raimondo, American author (Antiwar.com), born in White Plains, New York
  • Nov 19 Timothy J Penny, American politician (Rep-D-MN, 1983-95), born in Albert Lea, Minnesota
  • Nov 19 Lord Falconer of Thoroton, British lawyer and politician
  • Nov 20 David Walters, American politician, Governor of Oklahoma (1991-95), born in Canute, Oklahoma
  • Nov 24 Chet Edwards, (Rep-D-Texas)
  • Nov 25 Arturo Pérez Reverte, Spanish novelist and war reporter
  • Nov 26 La Cicciolina [Ilona Staller], Italian MP, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Nov 29 Jonathan Zeitlyn, artist
  • Nov 30 Christian Bernard, mystic
  • Dec 1 Alexander Panayotov Aleksandrov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-5)
  • Dec 5 Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Belgian artist, born in Antwerp
  • Dec 8 Bill Bryson, American British author (Notes From a Small Island), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Dec 12 Steven Alan Hawley, American NASA astronaut (STS 41-D, 61-C, 31, 82), born in Ottawa, Kansas
  • Dec 12 Richard Davidson, American psychologist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 18 Andrew S Thomas, Adelaide Australia, PhD/astronaut (STS 77, STS 89/91)
  • Dec 18 Pape Diouf, Senegalese journalist and football agent (president Olympique de Marseille 2005-09; first black president in Europe's top 6 leagues), born in Abéché, Chad (d. 2020)
  • Dec 19 Fred W Leslie, Ancon Panama, PhD/astronaut (STS 73)
  • Dec 20 Peter May, Scottish novelist and scriptwriter, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Dec 22 Charles de Lint, Canadian sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow), born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • Dec 22 Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, British peer and its 3rd richest person, born in Omagh, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • Dec 26 Richard Skinner, British DJ
  • Dec 27 Ernesto Zedillo, President of Mexico
  • Dec 28 Ian Buruma, Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East.

Weddings in History


Deaths in History