Events in year of 1951

  • 01-01Massive Chinese / North Korean assault on UN-lines
  • 01-039 Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British / US agents
  • 01-03Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (US athlete of 1950)
  • 01-04During Korean conflict, Chinese forces capture Seoul
  • 01-06"Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 performances
  • 01-06Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes
  • 01-08Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow is rediscovered in Bermuda
  • 01-09Life After Tomorrow, 1st film to receive an "X" rating, premieres
  • 01-09Washington Capitals NBA club folds
  • 01-101st jet passenger trip made
  • 01-10UN headquarters opens in Manhattan, New York
  • 01-12Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 01-13German general F Christian freed early from Dutch prison
  • 01-14NFL Pro Bowl: 1st since 1942, Americans beat Nationals 28-27
  • 01-15"Cloud of Death" rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000
  • 01-15Supreme Court rule "clear and present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speech and can be a cause for arrest
  • 01-16Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi
  • 01-17China refuses ceases-fire in Korea
  • 01-181st use of lie detector in the Netherlands
  • 01-18Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against GDR"
  • 01-18NFL rules tackles, guards and centers ineligible for forward pass
  • 01-18NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts
  • 01-22Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Johncrowe Ransom
  • 01-22Fidel Castro ejected from a Winter League game after beaning batter
  • 01-233rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young and Gertrude Berg
  • 01-24Dutch government Drees-van Schaik resigns
  • 01-26Mel Ott and Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 01-27"Peter Pan" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • 01-27US begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site
  • 01-28"La Vie Commence Demain, " which depicted artificial insemination and is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London

People born in year of 1951

  • 01-01Frans Kellendonk: Author (Ruin, The Good for Nothing)
  • 01-02Nadia Cassini [Gianna Lou Muller]: Woodstock, New York -- Model (Oui)
  • 01-03Frank Chikane: Secretary General of South African Council of Churches
  • 01-04Barbara Ann Cochran: Claremont, New Hampshire -- Slalom skier (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-06Kim Wilson: Rocker (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • 01-07Talgat Amangeldyyevich Musabayev: Russian Major / Cosmonaut (TM-19, TM-27)
  • 01-08John McTiernan: Albany, New York -- Actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man)
  • 01-08Paul Dresher: Composer
  • 01-10Kathleen Bradley: Youngstown, Ohio -- Model (Price is Right)
  • 01-12Bill Madlock: 4X NL batting champ (Chicago Cubs)
  • 01-12Chris Bell: Memphis, Tennessee -- Rock guitarist (Big Star)
  • 01-12Drew Pearson: Former NFL all-pro receiver
  • 01-12Larry Hoppens: Rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
  • 01-14William Risrook: Rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • 01-15Martha Davis: California, United States -- Vocalist / guitar (Motels-Only the Lonely, Shame)
  • 01-16Richard Thompson: Rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • 01-17Rolando Thoeni: Italy -- Slalom (1972 Olympics - Bronze Medalist)
  • 01-20Magomed Omarovich Tolboyev: Russian Cosmonaut
  • 01-23Margaret Johnson Bailes: Bronx, New York -- 4X100 runner (1968 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-23Michael Matz: Equestrian show jumper (1996 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 01-25Steve Prefontaine: Coos Bay, Oregon -- 5K (1972 Olympics - 4th Place)
  • 01-26Andy Hummell: Memphis, Tennessee -- Rock bassist (Big Star)
  • 01-26Jarmila Kratochvilova: Czechoslovakia -- 400m / 800m runner (1980 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 01-26Walt Willey: Ottawa, Illinois -- Actor (Jackson Montgomery-All My Children)
  • 01-27Brian Downey: Rock drummer (Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town)
  • 01-27Scott Lane: NYC, New York -- Actor (Gary-McKeever & the Colonel)
  • 01-27Seth Justman: Washington, DC -- Rock keyboardist (J Geils Band-Centerfold)
  • 01-28Gordon Prentice: British MP
  • 01-28Leonid Konstantinovich Kadenyuk: Kkishkov, Ukraine -- Astronaut (STS 87)
  • 01-28William Nelson, Jr.: US bassist (Connections & Disconnections)

People died in year of 1951

  • 01-03Fred Barlow: Composer, dies at 69
  • 01-05Andrei P Platonov: Russian Author (Prok, Kotlovan), dies at 51
  • 01-07Johanna C H "Nelly" Bodenheim: Painter (Luilekkerland), dies at 76
  • 01-10Athos Palma: Composer, dies at 59
  • 01-10Harry Sinclair Lewis: US writer (Nobel 1930), dies at 65
  • 01-10Sinclair Lewis: Writer, dies at 65
  • 01-18Robert Mark: US Chairman (Caste World Congress), dies at 41
  • 01-19Constantin Nottara: Composer, dies at 60
  • 01-22Eastwood Lane: Composer, dies at 71
  • 01-30Ferdinand Porsche: German car inventor (Porsche), dies at 75
  • 02-10Joseph Bovet: Composer, dies at 71
  • 02-16Henri Velge: 1st Chairman (Belgian Council of State), dies at 65
  • 02-17Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan: Composer, dies at 94
  • 02-18Piet A W Hopmans: Bishop of Breda (Crusade), dies at 85
  • 02-19Andre[-Paul-Guillaume] Gide: French writer (Nobel 1947), dies at 82
  • 02-20Howard Brockway: Composer, dies at 80
  • 02-21Anton Roemer: Dutch actor (Gay Death), dies at 63
  • 03-06Ivor Novello: Actor / writer (Lodger, Phantom Fiend), dies at 58
  • 03-07Ali Razmara: Shah of Iran (1950-51), assassinated
  • 03-07Shah Ali Razmara: Of Iran, assassinated
  • 03-08Honeymoon Killers: Dies in electric chair
  • 03-08John Winter Thompson: Composer, dies at 83
  • 03-11Philippe of Isacker: Belgian minister, dies at 66
  • 03-13Alfred Hugenberg: German RC President of the Directorate of Krupp / media magnate
  • 03-13James I Wedgwood: British theosophist / Catholic Bishop, dies at 67
  • 03-20Jan Ingenhoven: Composer, dies at 74
  • 03-20Kathleen Lockhart Manning: Composer, dies at 60
  • 03-31Ralph Forbes: Actor (Riptide, Shock, Shock), dies at 45
  • 04-02Simon Barere: Pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall
  • 04-03Johannes C Kielstra: Dut economist / gov (Suriname 1933-44), dies at 72

Events in year of 1952

  • 01-01Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 5th string quartet
  • 01-02"Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances
  • 01-03"Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
  • 01-03Australia beat West Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38
  • 01-05Flying Enterprise sinks
  • 01-07French Plevin government falls
  • 01-08Jordan adopts constitution
  • 01-09Belgian Pholien government resigns
  • 01-09Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title
  • 01-09Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty
  • 01-11Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore
  • 01-12NFL Pro Bowl: N Conf beats A Conf 30-13
  • 01-14"Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway and Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
  • 01-14Rationing of coffee in the Netherlands ends
  • 01-14Snow storm in Sierra Nevada kills 26
  • 01-16New Dutch bible translation finished
  • 01-16US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary
  • 01-19NFL takes control of New York Yanks
  • 01-19PGA approves allowing black participants
  • 01-20British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone
  • 01-20Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 01-241st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly New York Yanks
  • 01-24Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base
  • 01-25Test debut of Richie Benaud, vs. West Indies at the SCG
  • 01-31Harry Heilmann and Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 02-01General strike against French colonial management in Tunisia
  • 02-041st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)
  • 02-06England replaces King George VI stamp series with Queen Elizabeth II
  • 02-08"RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day, " debuts on NBC TV
  • 02-13Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win

People born in year of 1952

  • 01-02Wendy Phillips: Brooklyn, New York -- Actress (Executive Suite, Promised Land)
  • 01-06Armelia McQueen: NC (Brooklyn Conservatory), actress
  • 01-07Giuliano Ferrara
  • 01-08Lauri Walters: San Francisco, California -- Actress (8 is Enough, Harrad Experiment)
  • 01-08Norm Jarvis: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan -- Golfer (1984 Chilliwack)
  • 01-09Eveline L Herfkens: Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 01-10Scott Thurston: Keyboardist / guitarist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • 01-11Massimo Lopez: Italian comedian
  • 01-13Cornelius Bumpus: Keyboardist (Doobie Bros-Minute by Minute)
  • 01-13Sharon Gabet: Fort Wayne, Indiana -- Actress (Edge of Night, Another World)
  • 01-14Sydney Biddle Barrow: Madam / autohr (Mayflower Madam)
  • 01-15Melvyn Gale: Rocker (ELO)
  • 01-16Lloyd Blaine Hammond, Jr.: Savannah, Georgia -- Major USAF / astr (STS 39, 64)
  • 01-16Roberta Baskin: New York, United States -- Correspondent (48 Hours)
  • 01-17Ryuichi Sakamoto: Japan -- Rocker (Academy Award 1988, Yellow Magic Orch)
  • 01-19Dewey Bunell: Yorkshire, England -- Rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
  • 01-20Ian Hill: Bass guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law)
  • 01-22Karen Moe [Thornton]: US swimmer (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-22Teddy Gentry: Fort Payne, Alabama -- Country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)
  • 01-24William F Readdy: Quonset Point, Rhode Island -- Astronaut (STS 42, 51, 79)
  • 01-26Mario Runco, Jr.: Bronx, New York -- Lieutenant Commander USN / Astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77)
  • 01-26Thomas Edward Henderson: South Carolina, United States -- Basketballer (1972 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 01-27Brian Gottfried: Baltimore, Maryland -- Tennis star (Wimbledon Doubles 1976)
  • 01-27Peter Garland: Composer
  • 01-29Tommy Ramone [Erdelyi]: Hungary -- Rock drummer / bassist [Ramones)
  • 01-31Rosanne Musgrave: Headmistress (Blackheath HS)
  • 02-03Fred Lynn: Chicago, Illinois -- Baseball outfielder (Boston, California, Baltimore)
  • 02-03Jack Fields: (Rep-R-Texas, 1981- )
  • 02-04Jerry Shirley: Rock drummer (Humble Pie-Hot N Nasty, Eat It)
  • 02-06Richard Charsworth: Australian women field hockey head coach (1996 Olympics)

People died in year of 1952

  • 01-04Constantly Permeke: Flemish Painter (Boerin), dies at 65
  • 01-05Victor Alexander John Hope: Viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64
  • 01-08Antonia Maury: Discoverer (supergiant, giant and dwarf stars)
  • 01-11Jean JM de Lattre de Tassigny: General (N-Africa / Indo-China), dies at 61
  • 01-17Walter O "Spike" Briggs: Owner (Detroit Tigers), dies at 74
  • 01-20Arthur Farwell: Composer, dies at 74
  • 01-22Roger Vitrac: French Poet / dramatist (Mysteries of Love), dies at 52
  • 01-26Louis van Deyssel: Dutch writer (Diary of Franc Rozelaar), dies at 87
  • 02-02Charles De Roche: Actor (10 Commandments), dies at 72
  • 02-02Johann Babtist Thaller: Composer, dies at 79
  • 02-06George VI: King of Britain (1936-52), dies at 56
  • 02-09Norman Douglas: Essayist / Novelist
  • 02-13Alfred Einstein: German / US musicologist, dies at 71
  • 02-16Knut [Pedersen] Hamsun: Norwegian writer (Wanders, Nobel 1920)
  • 02-19Knut Hamsun: Writer, dies at 92
  • 02-19Lawrence Grant: Actor (Bulldog Drummond), dies at 82
  • 02-27Theodorus Pangalos: Greek General / Dictator 1926, dies at 74
  • 03-05Vladimir Vladimirovich Scherbachov: Composer, dies at 63
  • 03-21Wilhelm Albrecht: German SD-chief, executed
  • 03-23Klaas Schilder: Dutch vicar / Theologist / antifascist, dies at 61
  • 04-02Bernard F Lyot: French astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55
  • 04-13[Rosalie] Julia Cuypers: Flemish actress (Adelaarsjong), dies at 79
  • 04-21[Richard] Stafford Cripps: English Minister of Plane-manufacturing, dies at 62
  • 04-21Leslie Banks: Actor (Henry V, 21 Days, Eye Witness), dies at 61
  • 04-23Elisabeth Schumann: Singer
  • 04-23Minus van Looi [Benjamin van der Neart]: Flemish writer, dies at 60
  • 04-24Hans [Hendrik A] Kramers: Physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57
  • 04-24Jules Poncelet: Belgian Minister of State, dies at 82
  • 04-26Charles L Baars: Dutch actor (Women Tamers), dies at 59
  • 04-30Charles Radoux-Rogier: Composer