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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.
Historical events from year 1951. Learn about 426 famous, scandalous and important events that happened in 1951 or search by date or keyword.
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. MGM 's Technicolor film version of Show Boat , starring Kathryn Grayson , Ava Gardner , and Howard Keel , premieres at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
1951 Unemployment dipped to 3.3% in the US and new roads were built to take the ever increasing numbers of cars including the New Jersey Turnpike. Children were given more than any other time in previous history with guitar lessons and sets of Encyclopedias to improve their minds.
Historical Events for the Year 1951. 4th January » Korean War: China called Chinese and North Korean forces Third Battle of Seoul known as capture Seoul. 6th January » Ganghwa massacre: Korean War. 13th January » First Indochina War: The Battle of Vinh Yen begins, which will end in a major victory for France.
- Honey, I'm Home! "I Love Lucy" debuts on CBS.
- Pabst airs the first television beer commercial ever, way before it was cool.
- America's eternal sweetheart Audrey Hepburn makes her film debut...
- "Backseat bingo" is slang for for a backseat make-out sesh.
Fast forward to the 21st century, these events of 1951 still hold a special place in the hearts of many. By this time, the war was over and it was time to rebuild. On the summer of 1951 June 14th, J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly under Remington Rand unveiled the ‘ UNIVAC I ’ digital computer.
Korean War - Quick Battle Timeline 1951 Leading into 1951 The Third Battle for Seoul had begun on the final day of 1950, an attempt by China, new in the war as of fall 1950, to push past the 38th parallel after their successes in the First and Second Phase Campaigns that had pushed the South Korean and United Nations troops out of North Korea and back below it.