< MCMLI = 1951 >
Events in 1951
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|6 February:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Tiger makes way for the Year of the Rabbit.|
|6 March:|| ||Ivor Novello, Welsh actor, composer and entertainer, dies in London at age 58.|
|25 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|31 March:|| ||The first “UNIVersal Automatic Computer” UNIVAC, the first commercial computer, is delivered to the first customer the United States Census Bureau by the manufacturer Remington Rand, going on to make the words “univac” and “computer” synonymous in use for a time.|
|11 April:|| ||The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey.|
|18 April:|| ||The Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community is signed in Paris by the six founding members of the European Union.|
|21 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|11 May:|| ||At Radio Kootwijk in the Netherlands, using a Würzburg radar telescope left over from the German Atlantikwall, astonomer Lex Muller detects the predicted 21 cm radio waves coming from interstellar hydrogen clouds, leading to the first map of the spiral arms of the Milky Way, which moves the Sun from the center of the universe to a spot 30000 lightyears from the center of this galaxy.|
|11 May:|| ||Jay Forrester applies for a patent for magnetic core memory, the first RAM random access memory.|
|13 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|23 May:|| ||The Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet is signed in Beijing.|
|24 May:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1370 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|23 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|13 July:|| ||Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian and later American composer who developed the influential twelve-tone technique, dies in Los Angeles at age 78.|
|14 Augustus:|| ||William Randolph Hearst, American media magnate, dies in Beverly Hills at age 88.|
|30 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|10 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|8 November:|| ||The movie “Quo Vadis” by Mervyn LeRoy is released in the United States, becoming the best selling motion picture of the year.|
|9 November:|| ||Alan Turing submits his article “The chemical basis of morphogenesis” for publication by the Royal Society.|
|20 December:|| ||The Experimental Breeder Reactor I in Idaho, USA, produces 800 watt of electricity, making it the world's first nuclear power plant.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1951
Mohammed Mossadegh, Time Man of the Year.Auguste Lumière, Bertrand Russell, Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, José Ortega y Gasset, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, John von Neumann, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dag Hammarskjöld, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Ian Fleming, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Alan Turing, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Édith Piaf, Arthur C. Clarke, John F. Kennedy, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Malcolm X, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Andy Warhol, Che Guevara, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Brel, Martin Luther King, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, Yuri Gagarin, The 14th Dalai Lama, Elvis Presley, Kofi Annan, John Lennon, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Jim Morrison, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Bob Marley, Freddie Mercury and Johan Cruyff celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1951 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1855, 1866, 1877, 1883, 1894, 1900, 1906, 1917, 1923, 1934 and 1945 in the century before it and 1962, 1973, 1979, 1990, 2001, 2007, 2018, 2029, 2035 and 2046 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1951 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 20 April 2018.