September 1951 calendar

September 1951

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1951?


  • 01 Sep 1951 Prime Minister Ben-Gurion orders establishment of Israeli secret service Mossad
  • 02 Sep 1951 Australia, New Zealand and US sign ANZUS-pact
  • 03 Sep 1951 TV soap opera Search for Tomorrow debuts on CBS
  • 04 Sep 1951 1st transcontinental TV broadcast, by President Truman
  • 05 Sep 1951 65th US Womens Tennis: Mo Connolly beats Shirley J Fry
  • 08 Sep 1951 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sempiternus Rex
  • 09 Sep 1951 1st broadcast of Love of Life on CBS-TV
  • 10 Sep 1951 British begins economic boycott of Iran
  • 11 Sep 1951 Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours and 19 minutes
  • 13 Sep 1951 St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Giants 6-4 (rescheduled from 9 / 12) then at night lose to Boston Braves 2-0
  • 15 Sep 1951 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20k
  • 16 Sep 1951 NL ump Frank Dascoli clears the Dogers bench ejecting 15 players
  • 17 Sep 1951 Borscht Capades opens at Royale Theater NYC for 90 performances
  • 18 Sep 1951 Tennessee Williams's adaptation of ''A Streetcar Named Desire'' premieres, becoming a critical and box-office smash.
  • 19 Sep 1951 1st broadcast of Search for Tomorrow on CBS-TV
  • 20 Sep 1951 NL President Ford Frick elected 3rd commissioner of baseball
  • 21 Sep 1951 Emil Zatopek runs 15,000m in record 44 min, 54.6 sec
  • 24 Sep 1951 Industrial estate at Harlow New Town UK opens
  • 26 Sep 1951 Prof Youngblood demonstrates artificial heart in Paris
  • 27 Sep 1951 Persian troops occupies oil refinery at Abadan
  • 28 Sep 1951 Franchot Tone wed Barbara Payton
  • 29 Sep 1951 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20,000 m and 10 mile
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - (When We Are Dancing) I Get Ideas
  2. - Down Yonder
  3. - Castle Rock
  4. - Sin
  5. - And So to Sleep Again


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1951?

My Mission In Israel by James G. McDonald

My Mission In Israel


This is the warm, intimate, and deeply personal account of the events that took place behind closed doors in high places during Israel's first two-and-a half years.

Proud New Flags by F. Van Wyck Mason

Proud New Flags


Anchor on hardcover in good condition.

Nature'S Ways by Roy Chapman Andrews

Nature'S Ways


A vintage, colorful children's book about Nature, illustrated with bold drawings, paintings, and photos by Andre Durenceau and.

The Troubled Air by Irwin Shaw

The Troubled Air


Irwin Shaw's provocative masterpiece about courage and morality during McCarthyism. Clement Archer is the head of a radio station. Five of his employees are accused of

Dizzy by Hesketh Pearson



Book by Pearson, Hesketh