July 1951 calendar

July 1951

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1951?


  • 01 Jul 1951 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
  • 02 Jul 1951 Bill Veeck buys St. Louis Browns from Bill and Charlie DeWitt
  • 03 Jul 1951 33rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont Country Club - Oakmont, Pennsylvania
  • 05 Jul 1951 Dr William Shockley invents junction transistor
  • 06 Jul 1951 65th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Dick Savitt beats Ken McGregor
  • 07 Jul 1951 58th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Doris Hart beats Shirley Fry
  • 08 Jul 1951 Yankee Joe DiMaggio and mgr Casey Stengel feud
  • 09 Jul 1951 US President Harry Truman asks US Congress to formally end state of war with Germany.
  • 10 Jul 1951 18th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-3 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
  • 12 Jul 1951 Mob tries to keep black family from moving into all-white Cicero, Illinois
  • 14 Jul 1951 Make a Wish closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • 16 Jul 1951 1st Dutchman to win Tour de France
  • 17 Jul 1951 King Leopold II of Belgium gives up throne to son Boudouin I
  • 18 Jul 1951 Uruguay accepts its constitution.
  • 19 Jul 1951 2 in the Aisle opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 276 performances
  • 20 Jul 1951 King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem.
  • 21 Jul 1951 Dalai Lama returns to Tibet
  • 22 Jul 1951 Gen Francisco Craveiro Lopes appointed President of Portugal
  • 26 Jul 1951 Netherlands ends state of war with Germany
  • 28 Jul 1951 Kiss Me, Kate closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 performances
  • 30 Jul 1951 Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players
  • 31 Jul 1951 Japan Airlines is established.

Famous Birthday

  • Robin Williams

    American actor who, after improv at L.A.

  • Lynda Carter

    TV Actress.

  • Brian Grazer

    American screenwriter and producer founded Imagine Entertainment.

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Famous Deaths

vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - I'm In Love Again
  2. - Shanghai
  3. - Sweet Violets
  4. - Come On-A My House
  5. - Because of You


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske

Starring: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway

Country: United States of America

On Moonlight Bay

On Moonlight Bay

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Roy Del Ruth

Starring: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Jack Smith, Leon Ames

Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell

Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Clifton Webb, Joanne Dru, Hugh Marlowe, Zero Mostel

Show Boat

Show Boat

Release year: 1951

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Joe E. Brown

Country: United States of America

Comin' Round the Mountain

Comin' Round the Mountain

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Charles Lamont

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dorothy Shay, Kirby Grant


Which were the most popular books released in July 1951?
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The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher In The Rye


Anyone who has ever read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories--particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme With Love and Squalor--will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is …

Nature'S Ways by Roy Chapman Andrews

Nature'S Ways


A vintage, colorful children's book about Nature, illustrated with bold drawings, paintings, and photos by Andre Durenceau and.

The China Story by Freda Utley

The China Story


This rare antiquarian book is a facsimile of the original. It may have marks, marginalia, and other imperfections due to its age.

The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson

The Sea Around Us


The Sea Around Us was published in 1951 and is one of the most successful books ever about the natural world. Rachel Carson's unique ability to combine scientific insight and moving, poetic prose saw her book rise to the top …

We Barrymores by Lionel Barrymore and Cameron Shipp

We Barrymores


The Barrymores are a prominent thespian family. This story was written by Lionel Barrymore.