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    1951 ( MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1951st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 951st year of the 2nd millennium, the 51st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1950s decade. Calendar year.

  2. July 11–12 – Cicero race riot of 1951: A mob of 4,000 whites attack an apartment building housing a single black family in a neighborhood in Cicero, Illinois. The Great Flood of 1951 reaches its highest point in Northeast Kansas, culminating in the greatest flood damage to date in the Midwestern United States.

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    The top ten 1951 released films by box office gross in the United States are as follows:


    The highest-grossing 1951 films in countries outside of North America.

    The following table lists known worldwide gross figures for several high-grossing films that originally released in 1951. Note that this list is incomplete and is therefore not representative of the highest-grossing films worldwide in 1951. This list also includes gross revenue from later re-releases.

    February 15 – new management takes over at United Artists with Arthur B. Krim, Robert Benjaminand Matty Fox now in charge.
    April – French magazine Cahiers du cinémais first published.
    July 26 – Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderlandpremieres; while a disappointment at first and hardly released in theaters, it would later become one of the biggest cult classics in the animation medium...
    September 10 – Rashomon wins the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, bringing worldwide attention to Japanese film.

    The Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll was published by Quigley Publishing Company based on a poll of U.S. movie theater ownerswho were asked to name who they felt were the previous year's top 10 moneymaking stars. They also published a Western stars poll which Roy Rogers topped for the ninth year running.

    Captain Video: Master of the Stratosphere, starring Judd Holdren
    Don Daredevil Rides Again, starring Ken Curtis and Aline Towne
    Government Agents vs Phantom Legion, starring Walter Reed
    Mysterious Island, starring Richard Crane
    Mickey Mouse (1928–1956)
    Looney Tunes (1930–1969)
    Merrie Melodies (1931–1969)
    Popeye (1933–1957)
    January 1 – Nana Patekar, Indian actor, screenwriter, and film director
    January 8 – John McTiernan, American director
    January 12 – Kirstie Alley, American actress
    January 15 – Charo, Spanish American actress, singer and comedian
    January 11 – Charles W. Goddard, American playwright, screenwriter (born 1879), The Exploits of Elaine
    January 18 – Jack Holt, American actor (born 1888), Flight, San Francisco
    March 6 – Ivor Novello, Welsh actor, singer, composer (born 1893), The Lodger, I Lived with You
    March 14 – Val Lewton, Russian-American director (born 1904), Cat People, The Body Snatcher
    Ernest Borgnine – China Corsair
    Jeff Bridges – The Company She Keeps
    Charles Bronson – You're in the Navy Now
    Leslie Caron – An American in Paris
  4. 1951 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1951st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 951st year of the 2nd millennium, the 51st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1950s decade..

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    January 29 – Nilla Pizzi wins the first annual Sanremo Music Festivalwith "Grazie dei fiori".
    February 22 – The first complete performance of Charles Ives's Symphony No. 2, written between 1897 and 1902, is given in Carnegie Hall by the New York Philharmonic orchestra, conducted by Leonard...
    March 3-5 – Jackie Brenston "and His Delta Cats" (actually Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm) record "Rocket 88" at Sam Phillips' Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, a candidate for the first rock and rol...
    March 5 – The Suk Trio, consisting of Josef Suk (violinist), Jiří Hubička (pianist) and Saša Večtomov (cellist), make their debut, at the Rudolfinum Hall in Prague(Czechoslovakia).

    The following songs achieved the highest chart positionsin the limited set of charts available for 1951.

    "Rocket 88" – Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats
    "Sixty-Minute Man" – Dominoes
    "The Glory Of Love" – Five Keys
    "The Thrill Is Gone" – Roy Hawkins
    "Alice In Wonderland"     w. Bob Hilliard m. Sammy Fain
    "All In The Golden Afternoon"     w. Bob Hilliard m. Sammy Fain
    "Allentown Jail"     w.m. Irving Gordon
    "And So To Sleep Again" w.m. Joe Marsala & Sunny Skylar


    1. 1"The cantata was written in 1944 by poet Andrejs Eglitis and composer Lucija Garuta. During the Nazi occupation of the Baltic state [Latvia] only small portions of the work could be performed. Eglitis later escaped to Sweden, but of Garuta nothing was ever heard. A new musical score was written by Bruno Skulte while he was in a German displaced persons camp." 2. 2 Broadcast date of radio recording, NWDR Cologne. First public performance did not occur until 22 October 1971, by Saschko Gawr...


    1. Jean Absil 1.1. Contesfor trumpet and piano, Op. 76 1.2. Les météores, ballet for orchestra Op. 77 2. Murray Adaskin – Ballet Symphonyfor orchestra 3. Yasushi Akutagawa 3.1. Ballata for violin and piano 3.2. Kappaballet for orchestra 3.3. Shitsuraku-en(Paradise Lost) ballet for orchestra 4. Hugo Alfvén – Sängen till Folkarefor baritone and piano or male choir and piano or male choir unaccompanied 5. Hendrik Andriessen 5.1. Aubadefor brass quartet 5.2. Choral No. 4 for organ (revised versio...

    Benjamin Britten – Billy Budd, with libretto by E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier(1 December, Covent Garden)
    Paul Dessau – The Trial of Lucullus, with libretto by Bertolt Brecht(March 18, Berlin), despite rumours that the work would be forbidden by the East German authorities.
    Joseph Haydn – Orfeo et Euridice (9 June, Teatro della Pergola, Florence, at the fourteenth Maggio Musicale Fiorentino).
    And So To Bed (Vivian Ellis) London production opened at the New Theatreon October 17 and ran for 323 performances
    Flahooley (E. Y. Harburg and Sammy Fain) Broadway production opened at the Broadhurst Theatreon May 14 and ran for 40 performances.
    Gay's The Word London production opened at the Saville Theatreon February 16 and ran for 504 performances
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