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 (Amahl & Night Visitor)
  • 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 The Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than $13.3 billion USD in foreign aid to rebuild Europe.

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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?
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Country: United States of America

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Country: United States of America

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Country: United States of America

Gentlemen of Fortune

Gentlemen of Fortune

Directed by: Aleksandr Seryj

Starring: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveliy Kramarov

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in December 1951?
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The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat

The Cruel Sea


A powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World Wat II, this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desparate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats.

A Pictorial History Of The Confederacy by Lamont Buchanan

A Pictorial History Of The Confederacy


A Pictorial History of the Confederacy [Hardcover] Lamont Buchanan (Author)

Washington Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer

Washington Confidential


Washington Confidential, Mass Market Paperback

The Holy Sinner by Thomas Mann

The Holy Sinner


First published in 1951, The Holy Sinner explores a subject that fascinated Thomas Mann to the end of his life—the origins of evil and evil's connection with magic.

Show Biz by Abel Green and Joe Laurie Jr

Show Biz


Hardback compendium/chronology, detailed history of popular theatre, radio, film and television, 1905-1950. Written in a crisp and very readable style. Good sourcebook. Exhaustive index.