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
03 DecemberRick Mears / Racing Car Driver / United States of America
03 AprilBrendan Barber / Politician / United Kingdom
08 SeptemberJohn McDonnell / Politician / United Kingdom
08 AprilGerd Andres / Politician / Germany
10 JuneDan Fouts / Footballer / United States of America
14 AprilJosé Eduardo González Navas / Politician / Spain
15 AprilHeloise / Author / United States of America
15 DecemberGeorge Donikian / Journalist / Australia
16 JuneCharlie Dominici / Singer / United States of America
16 March Ray Benson / Writer / United States of America
18 JulyMargo Martindale / Actress / United States of America
20 JuneSheila McLean / Academic / Scotland
24 NovemberChet Edwards / Politician / United States of America
25 AprilIan McCartney / Politician / Scotland
25 SeptemberYardena Arazi / Singer / Israel
25 February César Cedeño / Baseball Player / Dominican Republic
28 January Brian Bilbray / Politician / United States of America
29 NovemberRoger Troutman / Writer / United States of America
29 AprilJohn Holmes / Diplomat / United Kingdom
31 DecemberKenny Roberts / Motorcycle Racer / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1951:

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

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