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.

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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?
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Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Country: United States of America

Brown of Harvard

Brown of Harvard

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Country: United States of America

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún Gísladóttir


Which were the most popular books released in April 1951?
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Chicago Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer

Chicago Confidential


Chicago is the hurly-burly, rough-and-tumble, guns-and-girls, front-page town of the U.S. - and this is an impudent, uncensored, shocking account of the fast, fabulous, fascinating city.

The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson

The Cardinal


On its first publication, The Cardinal was an immediate bestseller. A selection of the Literary Guild, it was published in more than a dozen languages and sold over two million copies.

Rommel, The Desert Fox by Desmond Young

Rommel, The Desert Fox


Early in 1941, the famed British Eighth Army was on the route to victory in North Africa. Just a few months later, this same army was on the verge of total

My Six Convicts by Donald Powell Wilson

My Six Convicts


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Out Of This World by Lowell Thomas Jr

Out Of This World


This is a new release of the original 1950 edition.