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

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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?
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A Man Escaped

A Man Escaped

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Georgiy Daneliya

Starring: Stanislav Lyubshin, Evgeniy Leonov, Yuriy Yakovlev, Levan Gabriadze

Sullivan's Travels

Sullivan's Travels

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Country: United States of America



Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in November 1951?
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The Holy Sinner by Thomas Mann

The Holy Sinner


First published in 1951, The Holy Sinner explores a subject that fascinated Thomas Mann to the end of his life—the origins of evil and evil's connection with magic.

From Here To Eternity by James Jones

From Here To Eternity


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

Requiem For A Nun by William Faulkner

Requiem For A Nun


This sequel to Faulkner’s most sensational, Sanctuary, was written twenty years later but takes up the story of Temple Drake eight years after the events related in Sanctuary.

And Ride A Tiger by Robert Wilder

And Ride A Tiger


"A man's fears, ambitions, and desires"

Life In America by Marshall B. Davidson

Life In America


This book was started five years ago when the trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art generously granted me a leave of absence from my duties as associate curator of the