August 1951 calendar

August 1951

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1951?


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 24 Aug 1951 United Air Lines Flight 615 crashes near Decoto, California, killing 50 people.
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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


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1951?

Moulin Rouge by Pierre La Mure

Moulin Rouge


Very Good/Fair. Copyright 1950; First Printing. ; Blue linen book with title and coral stamped device; linen with light edge wear; spine ends darkened.

A Woman Called Fancy by Frank Yerby

A Woman Called Fancy


Fancy, a 19-year-old Georgian author, wrote vintage fiction.

The China Story by Freda Utley

The China Story


This rare antiquarian book is a facsimile of the original. It may have marks, marginalia, and other imperfections due to its age.

My Six Convicts by Donald Powell Wilson

My Six Convicts


Mental health

The Watch by Carlo Levi

The Watch


The Watch was first published in 1950. It is a portrait depicting Rome and Italy in the Dopoguerra, the period following the war, when the heroism of the partisans were at their best.