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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Release year: 1951

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Anna Magnani, Walter Chiari, Tina Apicella, Gastone Renzelli

Country: United States of America

The African Queen

The African Queen

Release year: 1951

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull

Country: United States of America

Westward the Women

Westward the Women

Release year: 1951

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson, John McIntire

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in December 1951?
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The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson

The Sea Around Us


Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on …

A Foreign Policy For Americans by Robert A. Taft

A Foreign Policy For Americans


The Senator From Ohio Substitutes Same Analysis For Expediency. An essential book on foreign policy.

Melville Goodwin, Usa by John Marquand

Melville Goodwin, Usa


Finalist for the National Book Award: This sweeping novel set in the aftermath of World War II reveals the story behind the creation of an American icon Major General Melville A.

Ross And The New Yorker by Dale Kramer

Ross And The New Yorker


First edition. "The fabulous story of America's most sophisticated magazine and its brilliant editor." Illustrated. No jacket. xii , 306 pages.

Washington Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer

Washington Confidential


Washington Confidential, Mass Market Paperback