Events of the year 1951

Major Events of 1951

* Peace Treaty between Japan and Allies

# King Abdulah assassinated

# First Electronic Computer

# 22nd Amendment Limits Presidency to Two Terms

# Color TV Introduced

# US Airforce Orders B- 52 Bomber

# H- Bomb

# Mao Tse-Tung


NBA: Rocester Royals

NCAA Football: Tennessee

Heisman Trophy: Richard Kazmaler

Stanley Cup: Montreal

US Open Golf: Ben Hogan Score: 287 Course: Merion Golf Club Location: Ardmore, PA

World Cup: Uruguay vs. Brazil Score: 2-1

World Series: New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia Phillies Series: 4-0

Top Movies

1. David and Bathsheba

2. Showboat

3. An American in Paris

4. The Great Caruso

5. A Streetcar Named Desire

6. Born Yesterday

7. That's My Boy

8. A Place in the Sun

9. At War with the Army

10. Father's Little Dividend

Academy Awards

Best Picture: "An American in Paris"

Best Director:George Stevens..."A Place in the Sun"

Best Actor:Humphery Bogart..."The African Queen"

Best Actress: Vivien Leigh..."A Streetcar Named Desire"

Emmy Awards

Dramatic Show: Studio One

Comedy Show: Red Skeleton Show

Variety Show: Your Show of Shows

Tony Awards

Best Play: "The Fourposter"...Jan de Hartog Best Musical: "The King and I"

Best Actor in a play: Jose Ferrer..."The Shrike"

Best Actress:Phil Silvers..."Top Banana"

Best Actress in a Musical :Gertrude Lawrence..."The King and I"

Nobel Prize


The prize was awarded jointly to:

McMILLAN, EDWIN MATTISON, U.S.A., University of California, Berkeley, CA, b. 1907, d. 1991; and SEABORG, GLENN THEODORE, U.S.A., University of California, Berkeley, CA, b. 1912, d. 1999: "for their discoveries in the chemistry of the transuranium elements"


LAGERKVIST, PÄR FABIAN, Sweden, b. 1891, d. 1974: "for the artistic vigour and true independence of mind with which he endeavours in his poetry to find answers to the eternal questions confronting mankind"


LÉON JOUHAUX , France, President of the trade union C.G.T. Force Ouvrière. President of the International Committee of the European Council, Vice President of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Vice President of the World Federation of Trade Unions, member of the ILO Council, delegate to the UN.

Physiology or Medicine

THEILER, MAX, Union of South Africa, Laboratories Division of Medicine and Public Health, Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY, U.S.A., b. 1899, d. 1972: "for his discoveries concerning yellow fever and how to combat it"


The prize was awarded jointly to:

COCKCROFT, Sir JOHN DOUGLAS, Great Britain, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, Didcot, Berks., b. 1897, d. 1967; and WALTON, ERNEST THOMAS SINTON, Ireland, Dublin University, b. 1903, d. 1995: "for their pioneer work on the transmutation of atomic nuclei by artificially accelerated atomic particles"

Pulitzer Prizes

Drama: Richard Rodgers..."Oscar Hammerstein"

Fiction: A.B. Guthrie Jr. ..."The Way West"

History: Oliver W. Larkin... "Art and Life in America"

International Reporting: Edmund Stevens... "Christian Science Monitor"

National Reporting: Edwin O. Guthman..."Seattle Times"

Public Service: "Chicago Daily News"

Most Popular Books


1."From Here to Eternity" ...James Jones. Scribner

2."The Caine Mutiny"...Herman Wouk. Doubleday

3."Moses"... Sholem Asch. Putnam

4."The Cardinal"...Henry Morton Robinson. Simon & Schuster

5."A Woman Called Fancy"...Frank Yerby. Dial Press

6."The Cruel Sea"...Nicholas Monsarrat. Knopf

7."Melville Goodwin, U.S.A." ...John P. Marquand. Little, Brown

8."Return to Paradise"... James A. Michener. Random House

9."The Foundling"...Cardinal Spellman. Scribner

10. "The Wanderer"...Mika Waltari. Putnam


1."Look Younger, Live Longer"...Gayelord Hauser. Farrar, Straus & Young

2."Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book"... McGraw-Hill

3."Washington Confidential"... Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer. Crown

4."Better Homes and Gardens Garden Book"... Meredith

5."Better Homes and Gardens Handyman's Book "...Meredith

6."The Sea Around Us"...Rachel L. Carson. Oxford University Press

7."Thorndike-Barnhart Comprehensive Desk Dictionary"... ed. by Clarence L. Barnhart. Doubleday

8."Pogo"...Walt Kelly. Simon & Schuster

9."Kon-Tiki"...Thor Heyerdahl. Rand McNally

10. "The New Yorker Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Album"... Harper

Most Popular Television Shows

1. Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (CBS)

2. Texaco Star Theater (NBC)

3. I Love Lucy (CBS)

4. The Red Skelton Show (NBC)

5. The Colgate Comedy Hour (NBC)

6. Arthur Godfrey and His Friends (CBS)

7. Fireside Theater (NBC)

8. Your Show of Shows (NBC)

9. The Jack Benny Show (CBS)

10. You Bet Your Life (NBC)