Today in History for February 1951

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 38 of 38

1st - -50°F (-46°C), Gavilan, New Mexico (state record)
1st - 1st X-ray moving picture process demonstrated
1st - 1st telecast of atomic explosion
1st - Alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed
1st - UN condemns People's Republic of China as aggressor in Korea
1st - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
2nd - -35°F (-37°C), Greensburg, Indiana (state record until 1994)
2nd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
3rd - "Victor Borge Show," debuts on NBC TV
3rd - Dick Button wins US skating title for 6th time
3rd - Largest purse to date in horse racing, $144,323, won by Great Circle
3rd - Tennessee Williams' "Rose Tattoo," premieres in NYC
4th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Sonya Klopfer
4th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
Playwright Tennessee WilliamsPlaywright Tennessee Williams 6th - "Broker Special" train crashes in Woodbridge NJ, killing 84
6th - Radio commentator Paul Harvey arrested for trying to sneak into Argonne National Laboratory, a nuclear test site located 20 miles (32 km) west of Chicago
6th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site Argonne Atomic Lab (Ill), to demonstrate lax in security
9th - St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45
10th - "John & Marsha" by Stan Freberg peaks at #21
11th - Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary election on Gold coast (Ghana)
14th - Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title
Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray RobinsonMiddle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson 16th - NYC passes bill prohibiting racism in city-assisted housing
16th - SF City Hall dome fire
18th - 3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes
18th - Nepal becomes a constitutional monarchy
18th - Netherlands Radio School forms
21st - SC House urges "Shoeless Joe" Jackson be reinstated
24th - "Bless You All" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 84 perfs
24th - Ice Pairs Championship at Milan won by Ria Baran & Paul Falk of GER
24th - Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Milan won by Jeanette Altwegg of GRB
24th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Milan won by Richard Button USA
25th - "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 278 perf
25th - 1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina)
25th - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins Orlando Florida 2 Ball Golf Tournament
26th - Bread rationing in Czechoslovakia
27th - 22nd amendment ratified, limiting US Presidents to 2 terms
28th - French government of Pleven dissolves
28th - Senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 61 of 61

1st - Andrew Smith, British MP
2nd - Alphonso Johnson, jazz bassist
2nd - Kim Zimmer, Mich, actress (Guiding Light, Doctors, One Life to Live)
3rd - Felipe Munoz, Mexico, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968)
3rd - Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian football manager
4th - Patrick Bergin, Irish actor
4th - Dariush Eghbali, Iranian singer and musician
4th - Stan Papi, American baseball player
5th - Elizabeth Swados, Buffalo NY, composer/playwright (1972 TONY)
6th - Maria Christina, Belgian princess/daughter of Leopold III
6th - Marco Antônio, Brazilian footballer
6th - Margo [Margeret Catherine O'Donnell ], County Donegal Ireland, Irish singer
6th - Jacques Villeret, French film actor (d. 2005)
7th - Benny Ayala, baseball player
7th - Manfred Schumann, German FR, bobsled (Olympic-silver/bronze-1976)
8th - Camille LaPierre, NHLer
8th - Z'EV, American text/sound artist (born Stefan Weisser)
9th - Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, saxophonist (Kool & Gang-Celebration)
9th - Jay Inslee, (Rep-D-Washington)
9th - Penny Peyser, Irvington NY, actress (Rich Man Poor Man, Knots Landing)
10th - Roxanne Pulitzer, Glendale California, author (Prize Pulitzer)
10th - Zeudi Araya, Asmara Ethiopia, Miss Ethiopia (1969)
10th - Robert Iger, American entertainment executive
12th - Gil "The Bird" Moore, rocker (Triumph)
12th - Steven Parent, Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
13th - David Naughton, Hartford Ct, actor (My Sister Sam, Separate Vacations)
13th - Greg Fulginiti, American mastering engineer
14th - Kevin Keegan, British soccer player/manager (Newcastle United)
14th - Michael Doucet, singer/musician (Beausoleil)
14th - JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater
15th - Jane Seymour, [Joyce Frankenberg], England, actress (Dr Quinn)
15th - Melissa Manchester, Bronx NY, vocalist (Don't Cry Out Loud)
16th - William Katt, Los Angeles, California, American actor (Greatest American Hero, Carrie)
18th - Isabel Preysler, Philippines-born Spanish socialite
19th - Stephen Nichols, Cincinnati OH, actor (Witchboard, Days of our Lives)
19th - Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (Db), Pakistani Islamic Sufi Scholar
20th - Bonnie Lauer, LPGA golfer
20th - Edward Albert, LA Ca, actor (Jeff-Falcon Crest, Butterflies are Free)
British Prime Minister Gordon BrownBritish Prime Minister Gordon Brown (20th) 20th - Gordon Brown, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, British Labour Prime Minister (2007–10)
20th - Kathy Baillie, Morristown NJ, country vocalist (Baille Boys-Oh Heart)
20th - Phil Neal, English soccer player
20th - Randy California, [Wolfe], Cal, guitarist (Spirit-I Got a Line on You)
21st - John Parker, cricketer (NZ batsman of 70s)
21st - Michael Cotten, rock synthesizer (Tubes)
21st - Vince Welnick, rock keyboardist (Tubes)
22nd - Elaine Tanner, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian swimmer (1966 Commonwealth Games, 1968 Olympics)
22nd - Harley O Staggers Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
23rd - Ed "Too Tall" Jones, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
23rd - Nicholas Kenyon, controller (BBC Radio 3)
23rd - Patricia Richardson, Bethesada Md, actress (Double Trouble, Home Imp)
24th - Derek Randall, cricketer (England batsman & animated cover fieldsman)
24th - Helen Shaver, Ontario Canada, actress (WIOU, Praise of Older Women)
24th - Debra Jo Rupp, American actress
25th - Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner
25th - James Brown, American sportscaster
25th - César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player
27th - Lee Atwater, Republican National Committee Chairman (1989-91)
27th - Steve Harley, rocker (Come Up & See Me)
28th - Gustavo Thoeni, Italy, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1972)
28th - Karsan Ghavri, cricketer (Indian lefty medium pacer early 80s)
28th - Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

10th - Shah of Persia marries 19 year old Soraja Esfandiara Bakhtiari
Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du BoisCivil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois (27th) 27th - Activist W.E.B. Du Bois (83) weds award-winning author Shirley Graham (54) in Queens, New York

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 11 of 11

9th - Eddy Duchin, American musician (b. 1910)
10th - Joseph Bovet, composer, dies at 71
12th - Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (b. 1897)
13th - Lloyd C. Douglas, American author (b. 1877)
16th - Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State), dies at 65
17th - Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, composer, dies at 94
18th - Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Crusade), dies at 85
Writer André GideWriter André Gide (19th) 19th - Andre Gide, French writer (Nobel 1947), dies of pneumonia at 81
20th - Howard Brockway, composer, dies at 80
21st - Anton Roemer, Dutch actor (Gay Death), dies at 63
27th - Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, dies at 91

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