Historical Events for Year 1951

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Jan 1st - Massive Chinese/North Korean assault on UN-lines
Jan 2nd - Philip Barry's "Second Threshold," premieres in NYC
Jan 3rd - 9 Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British/US agents
Jan 3rd - Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (US athlete of 1950)
Jan 4th - During Korean conflict, Chinese forces capture Seoul
Jan 5th - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Ponte Vedra Beach Women's Golf Open
Jan 6th - "Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 perfs
Jan 6th - Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes
Jan 8th - Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow is rediscovered in Bermuda
Jan 9th - Life After Tomorrow, 1st film to receive an "X" rating, premieres
Jan 9th - Washington Capitals NBA club folds
Jan 10th - 1st jet passenger trip made
Jan 10th - UN headquarters opens in Manhattan NY
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard CharlesBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles Jan 12th - Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
Jan 13th - German general F Christian freed early from Dutch prison
Jan 14th - NFL Pro Bowl: 1st since 1942, Americans beat Nationals 28-27
Jan 15th - "Cloud of Death" rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000
Jan 15th - Supreme Court rule "clear & present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speech & can be a cause for arrest
Jan 16th - Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi
Jan 16th - World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Tx, to 134th St, NYC)
Jan 17th - China refuses ceases-fire in Korea
Jan 18th - 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands
Jan 18th - Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against GDR"
Jan 18th - NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass
Jan 18th - NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts
Jan 21st - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open
Jan 22nd - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Johncrowe Ransom
Jan 22nd - Fidel Castro ejected from a Winter League game after beaning batter
Jan 23rd - 3rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young & Gertrude Berg win
Jan 24th - Dutch government Drees-van Schaik resigns
Jan 25th - UN begins counter offensive in Korea
Jan 26th - Mel Ott & Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Jan 27th - "Peter Pan" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 320 performances
Jan 27th - US begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site
Jan 28th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Jan 28th - "La Vie Commence Demain," which depicted artificial insemination & is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London
Jan 29th - "Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 56 performances
Jan 29th - Baseball signs 6 year All-Star pact for TV-radio rights for $6 million
Jan 30th - Belgium refuses to allow communists to make speeches on radio
Feb 1st - -50°F (-46°C), Gavilan, New Mexico (state record)
Feb 1st - 1st X-ray moving picture process demonstrated
Feb 1st - 1st telecast of atomic explosion
Feb 1st - Alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed
Feb 1st - UN condemns People's Republic of China as aggressor in Korea
Feb 1st - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 2nd - -35°F (-37°C), Greensburg, Indiana (state record until 1994)
Feb 2nd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 3rd - "Victor Borge Show," debuts on NBC TV
Feb 3rd - Dick Button wins US skating title for 6th time
Feb 3rd - Largest purse to date in horse racing, $144,323, won by Great Circle
Playwright Tennessee WilliamsPlaywright Tennessee Williams Feb 3rd - Tennessee Williams' "Rose Tattoo," premieres in NYC
Feb 4th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Sonya Klopfer
Feb 4th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
Feb 6th - "Broker Special" train crashes in Woodbridge NJ, killing 84
Feb 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
Feb 6th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site Argonne Atomic Lab (Ill), to demonstrate lax in security
Feb 9th - St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45
ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul HarveyABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey Feb 10th - "John & Marsha" by Stan Freberg peaks at #21
Feb 11th - Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary election on Gold coast (Ghana)
Feb 14th - Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title
Feb 16th - NYC passes bill prohibiting racism in city-assisted housing
Feb 16th - SF City Hall dome fire
Feb 18th - 3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes
Feb 18th - Nepal becomes a constitutional monarchy
Feb 18th - Netherlands Radio School forms
Feb 21st - SC House urges "Shoeless Joe" Jackson be reinstated
Feb 24th - "Bless You All" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 84 perfs
Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray RobinsonMiddle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson Feb 24th - Ice Pairs Championship at Milan won by Ria Baran & Paul Falk of GER
Feb 24th - Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Milan won by Jeanette Altwegg of GRB
Feb 24th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Milan won by Richard Button USA
Feb 25th - "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 278 perf
Feb 25th - 1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina)
Feb 25th - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins Orlando Florida 2 Ball Golf Tournament
Feb 26th - Bread rationing in Czechoslovakia
Feb 27th - 22nd amendment ratified, limiting US Presidents to 2 terms
Feb 28th - French government of Pleven dissolves
Feb 28th - Senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates
Mar 2nd - 1st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-94 at Boston
Mar 3rd - Bill Mikvy (Temple) scores NCAA basketball record 73 pts
Mar 6th - Belgium extends conscription to 24 months
Mar 7th - Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for hw boxing title
Mar 7th - Lillian Hellman's "Autumn Garden" premieres in NYC
Mar 8th - Intl Table Tennis Federation bans Egypt (for refusing to play Israel)
Mar 10th - "Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 56 perfs
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover Mar 10th - FBI director J. Edgar Hoover declines post of baseball commissioner
Mar 12th - Baseball Commish Happy Chandler loses fight (9-7) to stay in office
Mar 12th - Communist troops driven out of Seoul
Mar 13th - 2nd Dutch government of Drees forms
Mar 13th - Israel demands DM 6.2 billion compensation from Germany
Mar 14th - During Korean War, US/UN forces recapture Seoul
Mar 14th - Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany
Mar 15th - Persia nationalizes Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
Mar 17th - Government of Drees takes power
Mar 17th - Test Cricket debut of Brian Statham, England v NZ Christchurch
Mar 18th - Pat O'Sullivan wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
Mar 19th - Herman Wouk's "Caine Mutiny" published
Mar 20th - Indonesian army offensive against Darul Islam on Java
Mar 20th - Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.
Mar 21st - 2,900,000 US soldiers in Korea
Mar 21st - Julius & Ethel Rosenberg convicted of espionage
Mar 23rd - Wages in France increase 11%
Mar 25th - 5th Tony Awards: Guys & Dolls & Rose Tattoo win
Mar 25th - E Purcell & EM Ewen detect 21-cm radiation at Harvard physics lab
Mar 26th - Patty Berg wins LPGA Sandhills Women's Golf Open
Mar 26th - USAF flag approved
Mar 27th - 13th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Kansas 68-58
Singer/Actor Frank SinatraSinger/Actor Frank Sinatra Mar 27th - Frank Sinatra recorded "I'm a Fool to Want You"
Mar 29th - "King & I" opens at St James Theater NYC for 1246 performances
Mar 29th - 23rd Academy Awards - "All About Eve", Judy Holliday & J Ferrer win
Mar 29th - Julius & Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of spying
Mar 31st - US tanks exceed 38° of latitude in Korea
Apr 3rd - Christopher Fry's "Sleep of Prisoners" premieres in Oxford
Apr 4th - Dutch Prince Bernhard visits Juan & Eva Peron in Buenos Aires
Apr 5th - Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death
Golfer Ben HoganGolfer Ben Hogan Apr 7th - 15th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280
Apr 7th - American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament
Apr 7th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
Apr 11th - US President Harry Truman fires Gen Douglas McArthur
Apr 12th - Israeli Knesset officially designated April 13 as Holocaust Day
Apr 15th - Michael Gorsira is 1st person in charge of Curacao
Apr 16th - British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75
Apr 17th - NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4
Baseball Legend Mickey MantleBaseball Legend Mickey Mantle Apr 18th - "Make a Wish" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 102 performances
Apr 18th - Dutch Antilles government of Da Costa Gomez forms
Apr 18th - France, West Germany & Benelux form European Steel & Coal Community
Apr 19th - "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 267 perfs
Apr 19th - 55th Boston Marathon won by Shigeki Tanaka of Japan in 2:27:45
Apr 19th - Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career
Apr 20th - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
Apr 20th - Velsen city council demands investigation of police collaborators
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur Apr 21st - 5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
Apr 21st - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1
Apr 22nd - Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in NYC
Apr 23rd - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open
Apr 24th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open
Apr 26th - Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum
Apr 27th - Mohammed Mossadeq chosen premier of Persia
May 1st - 600,000 march for peace & freedom in Germany
May 1st - Dutch Reformed Church introduces new church choir
May 1st - Mickey Mantle's 1st HR
May 1st - Minnie Minoso becomes the 1st black to play for the White Sox
May 3rd - Gil McDougald ties major league record with 6 RBIs in 1 inning
May 3rd - NY Yankee Gil McDougald is 5th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (9th)
May 3rd - Royal Festival Hall opens in London
May 3rd - The Festival of Britain opens.
May 5th - "Out of This World" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 157 perfs
May 5th - 77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6
May 6th - Pitts Pirate Cliff Chambers no-hits Boston Brave, 3-0
May 7th - Intl Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics
May 7th - Pulitzer prize awarded to Conrad Richter (The Town)

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