1951 in History – What happened in year 1951

In history, year 1951 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1951.

Know what happened in 1951:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
16 July The Catcher in the Rye, an American coming-of-age novel by J.D. Salinger, was first published.
17 AprilThe Peak District was designated the first national park in the British Isles.
17 DecemberThe Civil Rights Congress, an American civil rights group,presented a document to the United Nations Genocide Convention chargingthe United States government with genocide against African Americans.
20 OctoberAfrican-American college football player Johnny Bright was thevictim of an on-field assault that eventually provoked changes in NCAAfootball rules and mandated the use of more protective helmets with faceguards.
23 AprilAmerican journalist William N. Oatis was arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.
23 MayDelegates of the 14th Dalai Lama and the government of thenewly established People's Republic of China signed the Seventeen PointAgreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet, affirming Chinesesovereignty over Tibet.
25 FebruaryAfter being postponed since 1943 due to World War II, the first Pan American Games opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
16 OctoberThe first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, wasassassinated in Rawalpindi.
04 JulyWilliam Shockley announced the invention of the junctiontransistor, for which he, John Bardeen, and Walter Houser Brattain wonthe 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics.
03 MayThe Royal Festival Hall, the first post-war building to becomelisted Grade I, opened as the venue for the Festival of Britain.
11 AprilU.S. President Harry S. Truman relieved General of the ArmyDouglas MacArthur of his commands for making public statements about theKorean War that contradicted the administration's policies.
17 AprilThe Peak District was designated the first national park in theUnited Kingdom.
03 OctoberIn Major League Baseball, the New York Giants' Bobby Thomsonhit the 'Shot Heard 'Round the World', a game-winning home run in thebottom of the ninth inning to win the National League pennant afterbeing down 14 games.
23 MayDelegates of the 14th Dalai Lama and the government of thenewly established People's Republic of China signed the Seventeen PointAgreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet, affirming Chinesesovereignty over Tibet.
17 AprilThe Peak District was designated the first national park in the United Kingdom.
22 AprilKorean War-The People's Volunteer Army of China attacked positions occupied mainly by Australian and Canadian forces, starting the Battle of Kapyong.
04 JanuaryKorean War-Chinese and North Korean troops captured Seoul.
04 JanuaryKorean War: Chinese and North Korean troops captured Seoul.
15 JanuaryIlse Koch, the wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald and Majdanek concentration camps, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a West German court.
03 MarchJackie Brenston, with Ike Turner and his band, recorded 'Rocket 88', often cited as 'the first rock and roll record', at Sam Phillips' recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee.
11 AprilUS President Harry S. Truman relieved General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of his commands for making public statements about the Korean War that contradicted the administration's policies.
17 AprilThe Peak District was designated the first national park in the United Kingdom.
23 AprilAmerican journalist William N. Oatis was arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1951:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February Andrew Smith / Politician / United Kingdom
02 MayTatyana Tolstaya / Author / Russia
03 AprilAnnette Dolphin / Academic / Britain
05 AprilDean Kamen / Business Man / United States of America
07 OctoberJohn Mellencamp / Writer / United States of America
11 January Philip Tartaglia / Bishop / Scotland
11 JuneMatthew Engel / Author / United Kingdom
11 JulyEd Ott / Baseball Player / United States of America
12 JulyPiotr Pustelnik / Mountaineer / Poland
15 NovemberBeverly D'Angelo / Actress / United States of America
17 JulyLucie Arnaz / Actress / United States of America
18 OctoberTerry McMillan / Author / United States of America
19 AprilJóannes Eidesgaard / Educator / Faroe Islands
20 January Iván Fischer / Conductor / Hungary
21 AprilSteve Vickers / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
22 JulyRichard Bennett / Guitarist / United States of America
24 February David Ford / Politician / Ireland
25 NovemberArturo Pérez-Reverte / Author / Spain
27 NovemberGunnar Graps / Singer / Estonia
27 February Lee Atwater / Journalist / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1951:

YearName / Profession / Country
NA NAAjit Vachani / Actor / India
30 OctoberTrilok Gurtu / Writer / India
01 MarchNitish Kumar / Politician / India
01 January Nana Patekar / Actor / India
01 OctoberS.P. Agarwal / Scientist / India
NA NAMukesh Rawal / Actor / India
NA NARazak Khan / Actor / India
10 JulyRajnath Singh / Politician / India
03 MayAshok Gehlot / Politician / India
01 JanuaryNana Patekar / Actor / India
15 JuneAvasarala Kanyakumari / Violinist / India
26 AugustLuizinho Faleiro / Politician / India
10 MayVijay Kumar Singh / Soldier / India
14 JanuaryO. Panneerselvam / Politician / India
02 MayAshok Gehlot / Politician / India
03 JanuaryNitish Kumar / Politician / India
01 OctoberGanti Mohana Chandra Balayog / Lawyer / India
02 MarchKishore Bhatt / Actor / India
19 NovemberZainat Aman / Actress / India
13 MayAnand Modak / Composer / India

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