February 1951 calendar

February 1951

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1951?


  • 01 Feb 1951 1st telecast of atomic explosion
  • 02 Feb 1951 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 03 Feb 1951 Victor Borge Show, debuts on NBC TV
  • 04 Feb 1951 US female Figure Skating championship won by Sonya Klopfer.
  • 06 Feb 1951 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site Argonne Atomic Lab (Ill), to demonstrate lax in security
  • 10 Feb 1951 John & Marsha by Stan Freberg peaks at #21
  • 11 Feb 1951 Kwame Nkrumah wins first parliamentary election in Gold Coast (Ghana).
  • 12 Feb 1951 Muhammad Reza Shah marries Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari.
  • 13 Feb 1951 Korean War: Battle of Chipyong-ni, which represented the ''high-water mark'' of the Chinese incursion into South Korea, commences.
  • 14 Feb 1951 Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta and takes middleweight title.
  • 15 Feb 1951 Start of the 1951 New Zealand waterfront dispute, which lasts for 151 days.
  • 16 Feb 1951 San Francisco City Hall dome fire
  • 18 Feb 1951 Netherlands Radio School forms
  • 19 Feb 1951 Jean Lee becomes the last woman hanged in Australia, when Lee and her 2 pimps are hanged for the murder and torture of a 73-year-old bookmaker.
  • 24 Feb 1951 Bless You All closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 84 performances
  • 25 Feb 1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins Orlando Florida 2 Ball Golf Tournament.
  • 26 Feb 1951 22nd amendment to Constitution is ratified
  • 27 Feb 1951 22nd amendment ratified, limiting President to 2 terms
  • 28 Feb 1951 US Senate committee reports of at least two major US crime syndicates.
  • 06 Feb 1951 The Canadian Army enters combat in the Korean War.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Aba Daba Honeymoon
  2. - A Penny A Kiss
  3. - Would I Love You (Love You, Love You)
  4. - If
  5. - Mockin' Bird Hill


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 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.

Rommel, The Desert Fox by Desmond Young

Rommel, The Desert Fox


The famed British Eighth Army was already on its way to victory in North Africa in 1941. This same army was poised for total victory just a few months later.

The Witch Diggers by Jessamyn West

The Witch Diggers


London published Fiction

A Breath Of Air by Rumer Godden

A Breath Of Air


This story tells the tale of the Tempest in the South Pacific.

The Hinge Of Fate by Winston Churchill

The Hinge Of Fate


From unbroken defeat to nearly unbroken victory: Rommel's year in North Africa is slowly repelled, while the tide turns in the Pacific.