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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1951?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1951 Massive Chinese/North Korean assault on United Nations-lines.
  • 03 Jan 1951 9 Jewish Kremlin physicians exposed as British / US agents
  • 04 Jan 1951 During Korean conflict, North Korean forces capture Seoul.
  • 06 Jan 1951 Pardon Our French closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 performances
  • 08 Jan 1951 Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow is rediscovered in Bermuda.
  • 09 Jan 1951 Life After Tomorrow, 1st film to receive an X rating, premieres
  • 10 Jan 1951 United Nations headquarters opens in Manhattan, New York, USA.
  • 12 Jan 1951 Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in ten rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 13 Jan 1951 German General F Christian freed early from Dutch prison.
  • 14 Jan 1951 NFL Pro Bowl: first since 1942, Americans beat Nationals 28-27.
  • 15 Jan 1951 Ilse Koch, ''The Witch of Buchenwald'', wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp, is sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in West Germany.
  • 16 Jan 1951 Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • 17 Jan 1951 China refuses cease-fire in Korea.
  • 18 Jan 1951 1st use of lie detector in the Netherlands
  • 20 Jan 1951 Avalanches in the Alps kill 240 and bury 45,000 for a time in Switzerland, Austria and Italy.
  • 22 Jan 1951 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Johncrowe Ransom.
  • 23 Jan 1951 3rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young and Gertrude Berg
  • 24 Jan 1951 Dutch government Drees-van Schaik resigns.
  • 25 Jan 1951 Dutch author Anne de Vries releases the first volume of her novel ''Journey Through the Night'' (''Reis door de nacht'') set during World War II.
  • 26 Jan 1951 Mel Ott and Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 27 Jan 1951 Peter Pan closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • 28 Jan 1951 La Vie Commence Demain, which depicted artificial insemination and is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London
  • 30 Jan 1951 Belgium refuses to allow communists to make speeches on radio.

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Music charts

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

  1. - Frosty the Snowman
  2. - So Long (It's Been Good to Know Ya)
  3. - If
  4. - If
  5. - I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Steel Helmet

The Steel Helmet

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Gene Evans, Robert Hutton, Steve Brodie, James Edwards

The Mating Season

The Mating Season

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

Starring: Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins, Thelma Ritter

The Enforcer

The Enforcer

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Bretaigne Windust, Raoul Walsh

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Zero Mostel, Ted de Corsia, Everett Sloane

Country: United States of America

Payment on Demand

Payment on Demand

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt

Starring: Bette Davis, Barry Sullivan, Jane Cowl, Kent Taylor

Storm Warning

Storm Warning

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Ronald Reagan, Doris Day, Steve Cochran

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1951?
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The Balance Wheel by Taylor Caldwell

The Balance Wheel

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Book by Caldwell, Taylor

Behind The Flying Saucers by Frank Scully

Behind The Flying Saucers

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Hardcover copy in good condition. Ex-library copy. Jacket spine and back cover present; front of cover missing./lh

Drawn From Memory by John T. McCutcheon

Drawn From Memory

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

The Greatest Story Ever Told by Fulton Oursler

The Greatest Story Ever Told

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Fulton Oursler's outstanding classic The Greatest Story Ever Told narrates the ever-new, everlasting story of the life of Jesus Christ. Written with powerful simplicity and set against a rich and accurate

The Far Lands by James Norman Hall

The Far Lands

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The Far Lands (Paperback) by James Norman Hall (Author)