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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1951?


Events

  • 01 May 1951 Dutch Reformed Church introduces new church choir
  • 03 May 1951 Gil McDougald ties major league record with 6 RBIs in 1 inning
  • 05 May 1951 Out of This World closes at New Century Theater NYC after 157 performances
  • 06 May 1951 Pittsburgh Pirates' player Cliff Chambers no-hits Boston Braves, 3-0.
  • 07 May 1951 Pulitzer prize awarded to Conrad Richter (The Town)
  • 08 May 1951 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.
  • 09 May 1951 Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River.
  • 10 May 1951 Z Alexander Looby elected to Nashville City Council
  • 11 May 1951 Jay Forrester patents computer core memory.
  • 12 May 1951 1st H Bomb test, on Enewetak Atoll
  • 13 May 1951 The 400th anniversary of the founding of the National University of San Marcos is commemorated by the opening of the first large-capacity stadium in Peru.
  • 14 May 1951 Flahooley opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • 15 May 1951 The Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czes?aw Mi?osz, asks the French government for political asylum.
  • 16 May 1951 The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (now John F Kennedy International Airport) in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines.
  • 18 May 1951 UN moves HQ to New York City
  • 19 May 1951 77th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold wins in 1:56.4.
  • 21 May 1951 The opening of the Ninth Street Show, otherwise known as the 9th Street Art Exhibition : a gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively known as the New York School.
  • 23 May 1951 Tibetans sign the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet with the People's Republic of China.
  • 24 May 1951 Willie Mays begins playing for New York Giants
  • 25 May 1951 New York Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)
  • 27 May 1951 Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park, SF opens
  • 28 May 1951 Jerry Colonna Show, debuts on ABC-TV
  • 30 May 1951 Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 31 May 1951 Netherlands and South Africa sign cultural accord.

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Music charts

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

  1. - Jezebel
  2. - Old Soldiers Never Die
  3. - On Top of Old Smoky
  4. - Rose, Rose, I Love You
  5. - Rose, Rose, I Love You

Movies

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

The Prowler

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Starring: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell, Katherine Warren

Country: United States of America

Laughter in Paradise

Laughter in Paradise

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Mario Zampi

Starring: Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Guy Middleton, George Cole

Country: United States of America

Little Big Horn

Little Big Horn

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Charles Marquis Warren

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, John Ireland, Marie Windsor, Reed Hadley

Sealed Cargo

Sealed Cargo

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Alfred L. Werker

Starring: Dana Andrews, Carla Balenda, Claude Rains, Philip Dorn

Along the Great Divide

Along the Great Divide

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, John Agar, Walter Brennan

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1951?
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New York 22 by Ilka Chase

New York 22

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A novel about a woman, her lover, her Vassar College daughter and her publisher husband.

Boswell'S London Journal by Frederick A. Pottle

Boswell'S London Journal

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In 1762 James Boswell, then twenty-two years old, left Edinburgh for London. The famous Journal he kept during the next nine months is an intimate account of his encounters with the

My Six Convicts by Donald Powell Wilson

My Six Convicts

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Mental health

Proud New Flags by F. Van Wyck Mason

Proud New Flags

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used,good-has anchor on green hardcover

From Here To Eternity by James Jones

From Here To Eternity

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Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's boxing team, he gets "the treatment" that may