November 1951 calendar

November 1951

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 1951.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on November 1951: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1951?


  • 01 Nov 1951 Top Banana opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 356 performances
  • 04 Nov 1951 New York Giants and New York Yankees score back-to-back touchdowns on kickoff returns.
  • 07 Nov 1951 Constitution of Jordan passes.
  • 08 Nov 1951 New York Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards
  • 10 Nov 1951 Direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.
  • 12 Nov 1951 Paint Your Wagon opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 289 performances
  • 15 Nov 1951 New York Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 18 Nov 1951 See it Now premieres on TV
  • 19 Nov 1951 Roy Campanella named National League Most Valuable Player on his 30th birthday.
  • 20 Nov 1951 Snowdonia becomes a National Park
  • 24 Nov 1951 17 closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances
  • 25 Nov 1951 Commemoration of Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft forbidden
  • 27 Nov 1951 Cease-fire and demarcation zone accord signed in Panmunjon Korea
  • 28 Nov 1951 Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria
  • 29 Nov 1951 Winston Churchill re-elected British Premier
  • 02 Nov 1951 Canada in the Korean War: A platoon of The Royal Canadian Regiment defends a vital area against a full battalion of Chinese troops in the Battle of the Song-gok Spur. The engagement lasts into the early hours the next day.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Slow Poke
  2. - Domino
  3. - Shrimp Boats
  4. - Undecided
  5. - Jealousy (Jalousie)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1951?

The Magnificent Century by Thomas B. Costain

The Magnificent Century


The Magnificent century, the second volume of Costain’s A History of the Plantagenets covers Henry III's turbulent reign from 1216 to1272.

The End Of The Affair by Graham Greene

The End Of The Affair


Maurice writes, "A story doesn't have a beginning or an end. One chooses a moment in the past ...". This is a record more of hate than of love."

Show Biz by Abel Green and Joe Laurie Jr

Show Biz


Hardback compendium/chronology, detailed history of popular theatre, radio, film and television, 1905-1950. It is written in a clear and easy-to-read style. Good sourcebook. Exhaustive index.

Gods, Graves And Scholars by C.W. Ceram

Gods, Graves And Scholars


The author stated that "my book was not written with scholarly pretensions." My goal was to show the human side of archeology and its dramatic qualities.

The Holy Sinner by Thomas Mann

The Holy Sinner


The Holy Sinner was first published in 1951. It explores a topic that fascinated Thomas Mann until the end: evil's origins and its connection to magic.