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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1951: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1951?


Events

  • 03 Aug 1951 William H Jackson, ends term as Deputy Director of CIA
  • 05 Aug 1951 Armed uprising in Ambonezen Camp Middelburg
  • 06 Aug 1951 Typhoon floods kill 4,800 in Manchuria.
  • 07 Aug 1951 US viking rocket reaches 210 km height (record)
  • 09 Aug 1951 Dutch Korea volunteers win US Collective Unit Citation
  • 11 Aug 1951 100,000 acres flooded from Mississippi River in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Illinois
  • 12 Aug 1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • 13 Aug 1951 Great-Britain and Iraq sign new oil contract
  • 17 Aug 1951 18th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 33, All-Stars 0 (92,180)
  • 22 Aug 1951 Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany, before audience of 75,052.
  • 25 Aug 1951 Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game
  • 26 Aug 1951 Jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart
  • 28 Aug 1951 Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
  • 30 Aug 1951 US and Philippines sign mutual defense pact

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Music charts

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

  1. - Come On'A My House
  2. - Detour
  3. - Gimme a Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh?
  4. - While You Danced, Danced, Danced (I Walked In With A Smile)
  5. - The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Country: United States of America

The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Country: United States of America

Warrior

Warrior

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

Starring: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Country: United States of America

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1951?
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White Man Returns by Agnes Newton Keith

White Man Returns

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White Man Returns

Crime In America by Estes Kefauver

Crime In America

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Book by Kefauver, Estes

A Woman Called Fancy by Frank Yerby

A Woman Called Fancy

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Vintage fiction by the prolific Georgia author in which Fancy arrived in August, Georgia, on a spring day in 1880, she was 19 years old.

A Soldier'S Story by Omar Nelson Bradley

A Soldier'S Story

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D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of Paris, the relentless drive through Germany toward Allied victory--Omar Bradley, the "GI General," was there for every major engagement in the European

The China Story by Freda Utley

The China Story

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.