October 1951 calendar

October 1951

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1951?


  • 01 Oct 1951 1st Giant-Dodgers playoff game, Giants win 3-1
  • 02 Oct 1951 1st Netherlands TV broadcast
  • 03 Oct 1951 Bobby Thomson HR-Giants win pennant defeating Dodgers
  • 04 Oct 1951 In opening World Series game, Giant Monte Irvin steals home in 1st inn
  • 06 Oct 1951 Stalin proclaims Russia has atom bomb
  • 07 Oct 1951 David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government.
  • 08 Oct 1951 Music in the Air opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 09 Oct 1951 5th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 2-2 at Toronto
  • 14 Oct 1951 Organization of Central American States forms
  • 15 Oct 1951 I Love Lucy debuts on CBS TV
  • 16 Oct 1951 The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.
  • 17 Oct 1951 Egyptian army fires on British troops
  • 19 Oct 1951 President Harry S Truman formally ends state of war with Germany.
  • 20 Oct 1951 The ''Johnny Bright Incident'' occurs in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • 21 Oct 1951 A storm in southern Italy kills over 100.
  • 22 Oct 1951 Earthquake hits Formosa, 100 killed
  • 24 Oct 1951 United Nations publishes its first postage stamps.
  • 25 Oct 1951 Peace talks aimed at ending Korean War resumed in Panmunjom.
  • 26 Oct 1951 Emile Zatopek runs world record 30,000m, 25,000m and 15 miles
  • 27 Oct 1951 Farouk of Egypt declares himself king of Sudan, with no support.
  • 31 Oct 1951 Second Chamber accept plan-Schuman
  • 03 Oct 1951 Korean War: The First Battle of Maryang San pits Commonwealth troops against communist Chinese troops.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in October 1951?
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Top #4 songs in the USA

  1. - (It's No) Sin
  2. - Hey, Good Lookin'
  3. - Just One More Chance
  4. - Out In The Cold Again


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1951?

Woman At The Window by Nelia Gardner White

Woman At The Window


"Novel about two sisters, their conflicts and their relationships with other people"

From Here To Eternity by James Jones

From Here To Eternity


1941, Diamond Head, Hawaii Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt, a champion welterweight boxer and a great bugler. He refuses to be part of the company's boxing squad, and he is given "the treatment".

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 Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat

The Cruel Sea


This is a powerful novel about the North Atlantic in World Wat II. It tells the story of the British ships Compass Rose, Saltash, and their desperate cat-and mouse game with Nazi Uboats.

The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

The Caine Mutiny


The Novel That Inspired The Caine Mutiny Film and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk’s dramatic and brilliantly entertaining novel about life-and-mutiny-on-a Navy warship, in the Pacific theater, was instantly embraced upon its initial publication in …