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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 Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Country: United States of America

Modern Times

Modern Times

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

Country: United States of America

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Country: United States of America

The Kid

The Kid

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller

Country: United States of America

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

Directed by: Richard Kelly

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1951?
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The Mature Mind by Harry Allen Overstreet

The Mature Mind

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First published in 1949, this book is still well regarded today, and frequently cited by readers as one of the best books they ever read.

The Spanish Gardener by A.J. Cronin

The Spanish Gardener

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When Mr Harrington Brande moves himself and his precious young son Nicholas to a grand house in the deserted Spanish town of San Jorge he is planning on a fresh start

The Little World Of Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi

The Little World Of Don Camillo

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Hear is a happy book inspired by a lively faith in men of good will and God's infinite patience with his creatures. Text is clean, bright and mark free.

The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson

The Cardinal

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On its first publication, The Cardinal was an immediate bestseller. A selection of the Literary Guild, it was published in more than a dozen languages and sold over two million copies.

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