December 1951 calendar

December 1951

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 1951.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 1951: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1951?


  • 01 Dec 1951 Golden Gate Bridge closes due to high winds
  • 02 Dec 1951 Borscht Capades closes at Royale Theater NYC after 90 performances
  • 03 Dec 1951 The Lebanese University is founded in Lebanon.
  • 04 Dec 1951 Superheated gases roll down Mount Catarman (Philippines), killing 500.
  • 05 Dec 1951 Dragnet premieres
  • 06 Dec 1951 A state of emergency is declared in Egypt due to increasing riots.
  • 08 Dec 1951 Tree Grows in Brooklyn closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 267 performances
  • 13 Dec 1951 Future British Prime Minister Margaret Roberts Thatcher marries Denis Thatcher.
  • 16 Dec 1951 Salar Jung Museum is opened to the public by Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • 17 Dec 1951 Dutch Communist Party members forbidden to be civil servants.
  • 20 Dec 1951 The EBR-1 in Arco, Idaho becomes the first nuclear power plant to generate electricity. The electricity powered four light bulbs.
  • 22 Dec 1951 The Selangor Labour Party is founded in Selangor, Malaya.
  • 23 Dec 1951 Last Belgian communities get electricity.
  • 24 Dec 1951 1st televised opera
  • 27 Dec 1951 40th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Sydney (3-2).
  • 29 Dec 1951 Flying Enterprise in difficulty in Canal
  • 31 Dec 1951 Cold War: The Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than US$13.3 billion in foreign aid to rebuild Western Europe.
  • 17 Dec 1951 The American Civil Rights Congress delivers "We Charge Genocide" to the United Nations.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Slow Poke
  2. - Tell Me Why
  3. - Any Time
  4. - Slow Poke
  5. - Jingle Bells


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 1951?

The End Of The Affair by Graham Greene

The End Of The Affair


Maurice writes, "A story doesn't have a beginning or an end. One chooses a moment in the past ...". This is a record more of hate than of love."

The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson

The Sea Around Us


The Sea Around Us was published in 1951 and is one of the most successful books ever about the natural world. Rachel Carson's unique ability to combine scientific insight and moving, poetic prose saw her book rise to the top …

The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher In The Rye


Anyone who has ever read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories--particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme With Love and Squalor--will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is …

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".