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.

Famous Birthday

  • French lawyer and politician, leader of the Union of Democrats and Independents, former Minister of Ecology, Energy, and sustainable.

  • Olivia Hussey

    Argentinean-British actress who made her debut at 16, with her elegant, doe-eyed beauty first seen in "Romeo and Juliet.

  • Tony Danza

    TV Actor.

  • Luther Vandross

    R&B Singer.

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Famous Deaths

vinyl songs

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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A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun

Release year: 1951

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere

Country: United States of America

The Tales of Hoffmann

The Tales of Hoffmann

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Starring: Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville, Ludmilla Tchérina, Ann Ayars

Country: United States of America

Miss Julie

Miss Julie

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Alf Sjöberg

Starring: Anita Björk, Ulf Palme, Märta Dorff, Lissi Alandh

Bright Victory

Bright Victory

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Arthur Kennedy, Peggy Dow, Julie Adams, James Edwards

The Pit of Loneliness

The Pit of Loneliness

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Jacqueline Audry

Starring: Edwige Feuillère, Simone Simon, Marie-Claire Olivia, Yvonne de Bray


Which were the most popular books released in April 1951?
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Fort Everglades by Frank G. Slaughter

Fort Everglades


Fictionalized historical story about the Florida Seminole Indian Wars.

Step Right Up by Dan Mannix

Step Right Up



Look Younger, Live Longer by Gayelord Hauser

Look Younger, Live Longer


This book contains sound and sane advice that will make your mature years more enjoyable and healthier.

Joy Street by Frances Parkinson Keyes

Joy Street


A young girl from Beacon Hill is raised in a Brahmin family and falls in love with someone of a different background.

My Six Convicts by Donald Powell Wilson

My Six Convicts


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