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 (Murray Hill NJ)
  • 06 Jul 1951 65th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Dick Savitt beats Ken McGregor (64 64 64)
  • 07 Jul 1951 58th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Doris Hart beats Shirley Fry (61 60)
  • 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 (Wim Van Est)
  • 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

Famous Deaths

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 1951?
Unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs, 30 day Free Trial


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial



Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Country: United States of America

The Message

The Message

Directed by: Moustapha Akkad

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Country: United States of America

Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill

Country: United States of America

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Directed by: Zoya Akhtar

Starring: Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Naseeruddin Shah, Farhan Akhtar

Millennium Actress

Millennium Actress

Directed by: Satoshi Kon

Starring: Miyoko Shôji, Shôzô Îzuka, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa


Which were the most popular books released in July 1951?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free

Out Of This World by Lowell Thomas Jr

Out Of This World


This is a new release of the original 1950 edition.

His Eye Is On The Sparrow by Ethel Waters and Charles Samuels

His Eye Is On The Sparrow


Ethel Waters's His Eye is on the Sparrow stands as perhaps the greatest autobiography of a black female performer, capturing both the horror and the joy of the African American woman's experience through the often bitter yet always forgiving voice …

Fight Against Fears by Lucy Freeman

Fight Against Fears


Book by Freeman, Lucy

A Soldier'S Story by Omar Nelson Bradley

A Soldier'S Story


D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of Paris, the relentless drive through Germany toward Allied victory--Omar Bradley, the "GI General," was there for every major engagement in the European

A Woman Called Fancy by Frank Yerby

A Woman Called Fancy


Vintage fiction by the prolific Georgia author in which Fancy arrived in August, Georgia, on a spring day in 1880, she was 19 years old.