April 1951 calendar

April 1951

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1951.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1951: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1951?


  • 01 Apr 1951 Female suffrage begins in Greece.
  • 05 Apr 1951 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg sentenced to death for espionage in the USA.
  • 07 Apr 1951 15th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280.
  • 11 Apr 1951 American President Harry Truman fires General Douglas McArthur.
  • 12 Apr 1951 Israeli Knesset officially designates April 13 as Holocaust Day.
  • 15 Apr 1951 Michael Gorsira is first person in charge of Cura?ao.
  • 16 Apr 1951 British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75
  • 18 Apr 1951 Make a Wish opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 102 performances
  • 19 Apr 1951 Tree Grows in Brooklyn opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 267 performances
  • 20 Apr 1951 Velsen city council demands investigation of police collaborators
  • 21 Apr 1951 5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat the New York Knicks, 4 games to 3
  • 22 Apr 1951 Ticker-tape parade for General Douglas MacArthur in New York City, New York, USA.
  • 24 Apr 1951 In Yokohama, Japan a fire on a train kills more than 100.
  • 26 Apr 1951 Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum
  • 27 Apr 1951 Mohammed Mossadeq chosen premier of Persia.
  • 28 Apr 1951 Robert Menzies' Liberal Party government in Australia is re-elected for a second term.
  • 29 Apr 1951 Tibetan delegates to the Central People's Government arrive in Beijing and draft a Seventeen Point Agreement for Chinese sovereignty and Tibetan autonomy.
  • 11 Apr 1951 Korean War: President Truman relieves Douglas MacArthur of the command of American forces in Korea and Japan.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1951?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - On Top of Old Smoky
  2. - How High The Moon
  3. - The Loveliest Night Of The Year
  4. - Too Young
  5. - When You and I Were Young Maggie, Blues


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1951?

Round The Bend by Nevil Shute

Round The Bend


"On the fields of England, on the airstrips in the desert and jungle of England, in the hangars at the Persian Gulf and on tarmacs on the southern islands.

Boswell'S London Journal by Frederick A. Pottle

Boswell'S London Journal


James Boswell was twenty-two when he left Edinburgh for London in 1762. He kept a journal for nine months, which is a detailed account of his interactions with the people he met.

The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

The Caine Mutiny


The Novel That Inspired The Caine Mutiny Film and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk’s dramatic and brilliantly entertaining novel about life-and-mutiny-on-a Navy warship, in the Pacific theater, was instantly embraced upon its initial publication in …

From Here To Eternity by James Jones

From Here To Eternity


1941, Diamond Head, Hawaii Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt, a champion welterweight boxer and a great bugler. He refuses to be part of the company's boxing squad, and he is given "the treatment".

Unpopular Essays by Bertrand Russell

Unpopular Essays


Unpopular Essays, a classic collection of Bertrand Russell’s controversial works that reaffirms his staunch liberal values and is one of Russell’s most distinctive and self-revealing books.