1951 in History



January 1 Massive Chinese/North Korean assault on UN-lines
January 2 Philip Barry's "Second Threshold," premieres in New York City
January 3 9 Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British/U.S. agents
January 3 Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (U.S. athlete of 1950)
January 4 During Korean conflict, Chinese forces capture Seoul
January 5 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Ponte Vedra Beach Women's Golf Open
January 6 Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes
January 6 "Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 100 performances
January 8 Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow is rediscovered in Bermuda
January 9 Life After Tomorrow, 1st film to receive an "X" rating, premieres
January 9 Washington Capitals NBA club folds
January 10 1st jet passenger trip made
January 10 U.N. headquarters opens in Manhattan NY
January 12 Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
January 13 German general F Christian freed early from Dutch prison
January 14 NFL Pro Bowl: 1st since 1942, Americans beat Nationals 28-27
January 15 "Cloud of Death" rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000
January 15 Supreme Court rule "clear and present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speech and can be a cause for arrest
January 16 Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi
January 16 World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Tx, to 134th St, New York City)
January 17 China refuses cease-fire in Korea
January 18 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands
January 18 Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against GDR"
January 18 NFL rules tackles, guards and centers ineligible for forward pass
January 18 NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts
January 21 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open
January 22 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Johncrowe Ransom
January 22 Fidel Castro ejected from a Winter League game after beaning batter
January 23 3rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young and Gertrude Berg
January 24 Dutch government Drees-van Schaik resigns
January 25 U.N. begins counter offensive in Korea
January 26 Mel Ott and Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 27 "Peter Pan" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 320 performances
January 27 U.S. begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site
January 28 "La Vie Commence Demain," which depicted artificial insemination and is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London
January 28 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
January 29 Baseball signs 6 year All-Star pact for TV-radio rights for $6 million
January 29 Liz Taylor's 1st divorce, Conrad Hilton, Jr.
January 29 "Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 56 performances
January 30 Belgium refuses to allow communists to make speeches on radio
February 1 1st telecast of atomic explosion
February 1 1st X-ray moving picture process demonstrated
February 1 -50 degrees F (-46 degrees C), Gavilan, New Mexico (state record)
February 1 Alfred Krupp and 28 other German war criminals freed
February 1 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 1 United Nations condemns People's Republic of China as aggressor in Korea
February 2 -35 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Greensburg, Indiana (state record until 1994)
February 2 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 3 Dick Button wins U.S. skating title for 6th time
February 3 Largest purse to date in horse racing, $144,323, won by Great Circle
February 3 Tennessee Williams' "Rose Tattoo," premieres in New York City
February 3 "Victor Borge Show," debuts on NBC TV
February 4 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Sonya Klopfer
February 4 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
February 6 "Broker Special" train crashes in Woodbridge, New Jersey, killing 84
February 6 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site Argonne Atomic Lab (Ill), to demonstrate lax in security
February 9 St. Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45
February 10 "John and Marsha" by Stan Freberg peaks at #21
February 10 Shah of Persia marries 19 year old Soraja Esfandiara Bakhtiari
February 11 Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary election on Gold coast (Ghana)
February 14 Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta and takes middleweight title
February 16 New York City passes bill prohibiting racism in city-assisted housing
February 16 SF City Hall dome fire
February 18 3 City College of New York basketball players admit to accepting bribes
February 18 Nep l becomes a constitutional monarchy
February 18 Netherlands Radio School forms
February 21 South Carolina House urges "Shoeless Joe" Jackson be reinstated
February 24 "Bless You All" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 84 performances
February 24 Ice Pairs Championship at Milan won by Ria Baran and Paul Falk of GER
February 24 Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Milan won by Jeanette Altwegg of GRB
February 24 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Milan won by Richard Button USA
February 25 1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina)
February 25 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins Orlando Florida 2 Ball Golf Tournament
February 25 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden New York City after 278 perf
February 26 22nd amendment to Constitution is ratified
February 26 Bread rationing in Czechoslovakia
February 27 22nd amendment ratified, limiting president to 2 terms
February 28 French government of Pleven dissolves
February 28 Senate committee reports of at least 2 major U.S. crime syndicates
March 2 1st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-94 at Boston
March 3 Bill Mlkvy (Temple) scores NCAA basketball record 73 pts
March 6 Belgium extends conscription to 24 months
March 7 Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for hw boxing title
March 7 Lillian Hellman's "Autumn Garden," premieres in New York City
March 8 International Table Tennis Federation bans Egypt (for refusing to play Israel)
March 10 FBI director J. Edgar Hoover declines post of baseball commissioner
March 10 "Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 56 performances
March 12 Baseball Commish Happy Chandler loses fight (9-7) to stay in office
March 12 Communist troops driven out of Seoul
March 13 2nd Dutch government of Drees forms
March 13 Israel demands DM 6.2 billion compensation from Germany
March 14 During Korean War, U.S. / U.N. forces recapture Seoul
March 14 Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany
March 15 Persia nationalizes Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
March 17 Government of Drees takes power
March 17 Test Cricket debut of Brian Statham, England vs. New Zealand Christchurch
March 18 Pat O'Sullivan wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
March 19 Herman Wouk's "Caine Mutiny," published
March 20 Indonesian army offensive against Darul Islam on Java
March 21 2,900,000 U.S. soldiers in Korea
March 21 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg convicted of espionage
March 23 Wages in France increase 11%
March 25 5th Tony Awards: Guys and Dolls and Rose Tattoo win
March 25 E Purcell and EM Ewen detect 21-cm radiation at Harvard physics lab
March 26 Patty Berg wins LPGA Sandhills Women's Golf Open
March 26 USAF flag approved
March 27 13th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Kansas 68-58
March 27 Frank Sinatra recorded "I'm a Fool to Want You"
March 29 23rd Academy Awards - "All About Eve," Judy Holliday and J Ferrer win
March 29 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of spying
March 29 "King and I" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 1246 performances
March 31 U.S. tanks exceed 38 degrees of latitude in Korea
April 3 Christopher Fry's "Sleep of Prisoners," premieres in Oxford
April 4 Dutch Prince Bernhard visits Juan and Eva Peron in Buenos Aires
April 5 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death
April 7 15th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280
April 7 American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament
April 7 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
April 11 President Truman fires General Douglas McArthur
April 12 Israeli Knesset officially designated April 13 as Holocaust Day
April 15 Michael Gorsira is 1st person in charge of Curacao
April 16 British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75
April 17 New York Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4
April 18 Dutch Antilles government of Da Costa Gomez forms
April 18 France, West Germany and Benelux form European Steel and Coal Community
April 18 "Make a Wish" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 102 performances
April 18 New York Yankee Mickey Mantle goes 1-for-4 in his 1st game
April 19 55th Boston Marathon won by Shigeki Tanaka of Japan in 2:27:45
April 19 General Douglas MacArthur ends his military career
April 19 "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 267 performances
April 20 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
April 20 Velsen city council demands investigation of police collaborators
April 21 5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 3
April 21 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1
April 22 Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in New York City
April 23 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open
April 24 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open
April 26 Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum
April 27 Mohammed Mossadeq chosen premier of Persia
May 1 600,000 march for peace and freedom in Germany
May 1 Dutch Reformed Church introduces new church choir
May 1 Mickey Mantle's 1st home run
May 1 Minnie Minoso becomes the 1st black to play for the White Sox
May 3 Gil McDougald ties major league record with 6 RBIs in 1 inning
May 3 New York Yankee Gil McDougald is 5th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (9th)
May 5 77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6
May 5 "Out of This World" closes at New Century Theater New York City after 157 performances
May 6 Pittsburgh Pirate Cliff Chambers no-hits Boston Brave, 3-0
May 7 International Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics
May 7 Pulitzer prize awarded to Conrad Richter (The Town)
May 8 Dacron men's suits introduced
May 8 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
May 9 Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River
May 10 Z Alexander Looby elected to Nashville City Council
May 11 Jay Forrester patents computer core memory
May 12 1st H Bomb test, on Enewetak Atoll
May 14 Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC
May 14 "Flahooley" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 40 performances
May 14 Sammy Fain/EY Harburg's musical "Flahooley," premieres in New York City
May 18 U.N. moves headquarters to New York City
May 18 U.S. General Collins predicts use of atom bomb in Korea
May 19 77th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold wins in 1:56.4
May 19 U.N. begins counter offensive in Korea
May 23 Peter Ustinov's "Love of Four Colonels," premieres in London
May 24 Racial segregation in Washington D.C. restaurants ruled illegal
May 24 U.S. performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
May 24 Willie Mays begins playing for New York Giants
May 25 New York Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)
May 26 Vaughan Williams "Pilgrim's Progress," premieres in London
May 27 Chinese Communists force Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing
May 27 Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park, San Francisco opens
May 28 After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st home run
May 28 Bernardus J Alfrink appointed bishop's asst of Utrecht
May 28 Jerry Colonna Show, debuts on ABC-TV
May 28 Willie Mays gets his 1st major league hit, a home run
May 29 1st North Pole flight in single engine plane-CF Blair
May 30 Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
May 31 Netherlands and South Africa sign cultural accord
June 1 1st self-contained titanium plant opens (Henderson Nevada)
June 1 International Cheese treaty signed
June 2 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones
June 4 Mississippi Valley State University founded
June 4 Pirate's Gus Bell hits for cycle helps beat Phillies 12-4
June 9 "Doodles Weaver Show," debuts on NBC-TV
June 11 Mozambique becomes an oversea province of Portugal
June 11 New York Times reports the New York City subway will auction off things found
June 13 U.N. arm forces reach Pyongyang Korea
June 14 1st commercial computer, UNIVAC 1, enters service at Census Bureau
June 14 "Courtin' Time" opens at National Theater New York City for 37 performances
June 15 Joe Louis scored his last knock out victory
June 16 51st U.S. Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Oakland Hills CC Michigan
June 16 83rd Belmont: David Gorman aboard Counterpoint wins in 2:29
June 17 "Flahooley" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 40 performances
June 18 De Gaulle wins French parliamentary election
June 20 Cleveland Indian Bobby Avila hits 3 home runs, double and single vs Red Sox
June 21 "17" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 180 performances
June 21 Patty Berg wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
June 21 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones
June 22 Gene Rayburn and Dee Finch show premieres on NBC radio
June 23 British diplomats Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean flee to U.S.S.R.
June 23 Most expensive U.S. hailstorm ($1.5M crop damage and $14M property-Kansas)
June 24 Persian army takes over nationalized oil installations
June 25 1st color TV broadcast-CBS' Arthur Godfrey from New York City to 4 cities
June 28 "Amos 'n' Andy" premieres on CBS TV
June 30 NAACP begins attack on school segregation and discrimination
June 30 "Victor Borge Show," last airs on NBC-TV
July 1 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
July 1 Cleveland Indian Bob Feller, 3rd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 2-1
July 2 Bill Veeck buys St. Louis Browns from Bill and Charlie DeWitt
July 2 Bob and Ray show premieres on NBC radio
July 2 Hugo Yarnold stumps 6 at Dundee, Worcester vs. Scotland
July 2 Leidse astronomers discover radio signal out of Milky Way system
July 3 33rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa
July 5 Dodgers sweep the Giants and lead by 7 games (Giants will win pennant)
July 5 Dr. William Shockley invents junction transistor at Murray Hill, New Jersey
July 6 65th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Dick Savitt beats Ken McGregor (64 64 64)
July 7 58th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Doris Hart beats Shirley Fry (61 60)
July 8 Yankee Joe DiMaggio and manager Casey Stengel feud
July 9 President Truman asked Congress to formally end state of war with Germany
July 10 18th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-3 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
July 10 Armistice talks to end Korean conflict began at Kaesong
July 12 New York Yankees Allie Reynolds no-hits Cleveland Indians, 8-0
July 14 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race)
July 14 Citation becomes 1st horse to win $1,000,000 in races
July 14 "Courtin' Time" closes at National Theater New York City after 37 performances
July 14 George Washington Carver monument unveiled
July 14 "Make a Wish" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 102 performances
July 16 1st Dutchman to win Tour de France (Wim Van Est)
July 16 King Leopold III, of Belgium, abdicates
July 16 Len Hutton scores his 100th 100, Yorks vs. Surrey at The Oval
July 16 Novel "Catcher in Rye" by J. D. Salinger published
July 17 King Leopold II of Belgium gives up throne to son Boudouin I
July 18 Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion
July 18 Uruguay accepts its constitution
July 19 "2 in the Aisle" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 276 performances
July 21 Dalai Lama returns to Tibet
July 22 General Francisco Craveiro Lopes appointed President of Portugal
July 26 Netherlands ends state of war with Germany
July 28 "Kiss Me, Kate" closes at New Century Theater New York City after 1077 performances
July 28 Walt Disney's "Alice In Wonderland" released
July 30 Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players
August 1 David Ben-Gurion's Mapai-party wins Israeli parliamentary election
August 3 William H. Jackson, ends term as deputy director of CIA
August 5 Armed uprising in Ambonezen Camp Middelburg
August 6 Typhoon floods kill 4,800 in Manchuria
August 7 Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket reaches 1,992 kph
August 7 U.S. viking rocket reaches 210 km height, record
August 9 Dutch Korea volunteers win U.S. Collective Unit Citation
August 11 100,000 acres flooded from Mississippi River in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois
August 11 1st color baseball game, Braves vs Dodgers, telecast, WCBS-NYC
August 11 New York Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 38-6 in Ottawa
August 11 New York Giants lose to go 13 games behind Brooklyn Dodgers, later win pennant
August 12 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
August 13 Great Britain and Iraq sign new oil contract
August 17 18th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 33, All-Stars 0 (92,180)
August 17 Hurricane winds drive 6 ships ashore, Kingston, Jamaica
August 18 Cricket 1st-class debut of Raymond Illingworth
August 19 Bill Veeck (Browns) sends Eddie Gaedel, a 3'7" midget, to pinch-hit
August 22 Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin before 75,052
August 24 Bill Veeck's "Fans Managers' Night," Browns defeat A's 5-3; Browns coaches hold up placards for fans to vote on
August 25 Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game
August 26 Jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart
August 28 Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
August 28 Pirates snap New York Giants 16 game win streak
August 30 U.S. and Philippines sign mutual defense pact
August 31 1st 33 1/3 album introduced in Dusseldorf
September 1 Prime Minister Ben-Gurion orders establishment of Israeli secret service Mossad
September 1 U.S., Australia and New Zealand sign ANZUS treaty
September 2 Australia, New Zealand and U.S. sign ANZUS-pact
September 3 TV soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" debuts on CBS
September 4 1st transcontinental TV broadcast, by President Truman
September 4 71st U.S. Mens Tennis: F A Sedgman beats Elias V Seixas, Jr. (64 61 61)
September 4 NBC extends to become a 61 station coast-to-coast network
September 4 President Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference
September 5 65th U.S. Womens Tennis: Mo Connolly beats Shirley J Fry (63 16 64)
September 5 71st U.S. Mens Tennis: Frank A Sedgman beats Elias Seixas, Jr. (64 61 61)
September 8 Japan signs peace treaty with 48 countries (SF)
September 8 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sempiternus Rex
September 9 1st broadcast of "Love of Life" on CBS-TV
September 9 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Carrollton Georgia Golf Open
September 10 British begins economic boycott of Iran
September 11 Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours and 19 minutes
September 11 Stravinsky's opera "Rake's Progress," premieres in Venice
September 13 St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Giants 6-4 (rescheduled from 9/12) then at night lose to Boston Braves 2-0
September 14 Giant's Bob Niemans homers on his 1st 2 at bats
September 15 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20k (1:01:15.8)
September 15 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Ziegfeld New York City after 740 performances
September 15 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ingruentium Malorum
September 16 6th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
September 16 NL ump Frank Dascoli clears the Dogers bench ejecting 15 players
September 17 "Borscht Capades" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 90 performances
September 17 Romanian bishop A Pacha of Timisoara sentenced to 18 years
September 19 1st broadcast of "Search for Tomorrow" on CBS-TV
September 19 Italian civil servants strike for pay increase
September 20 1st North Pole jet crossing
September 20 NL President Ford Frick elected 3rd commissioner of baseball
September 20 Swiss males votes against female suffrage
September 21 Emil Zatopek runs 15,000m in record 44 min, 54.6 sec
September 24 Industrial estate at Harlow New Town U.K. opens
September 24 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
September 26 Professor Youngblood demonstrates artificial heart in Paris
September 27 Persian troops occupies oil refinery at Abadan
September 28 Allie Reynolds' 2nd no-hitter of 1951; Yankees clinch pennant #18
September 28 Franchot Tone wed Barbara Payton
September 28 Norm Van Brocklin of Rams passes for NFL-record 554 yards
September 29 1st color telecast of football game on network, Philadelphia (CBS)
September 29 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20,000 m and 10 mile
September 29 S. B. Nicholson discovers 12th satellite of Jupiter
October 1 1st Giant-Dodgers playoff game, Giants win 3-1
October 1 1st treaty signed by woman ambassador-Eugenie Anderson
October 1 24th Infantry Regiment, last all-black military unit, deactivated
October 2 1st Netherland TV broadcast (Toverspiegel)
October 2 Dodgers beat Giants 10-0, in 2nd game of play-offs
October 3 Bobby Thomson home run - Giants win pennant defeating Dodgers
October 4 In opening World Series game, Giant Monte Irvin steals home in 1st inn
October 6 Stalin proclaims Russia has atom bomb
October 7 David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government
October 8 Ford Frick replaces Happy Chandler as 3rd commissioner of baseball Warren C Giles becomes president of baseball's National League
October 8 "Music in the Air" opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 56 performances
October 9 5th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 2-2 at Toronto
October 9 Gil McDougald's World Series grand slam helps Yankees beat Giants 13-1
October 10 Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in World Series, DiMaggio's final game
October 14 Det Lion Jack Christiansen returns 2 punts for touchdowns vs Los Angeles Rams
October 14 Organization of Central American States forms
October 15 Egyptian parliament accept denounces Suez Canal Treaty
October 15 "I Love Lucy" debuts on CBS TV
October 17 Egyptian army fires on British troops
October 18 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
October 19 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Texas Women's Golf Open
October 19 President Harry S Truman formally ends state of war with Germany
October 22 Earthquake hits Formosa, 100 killed
October 22 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 24 Jan de Hartog's "4 Poster," premieres in New York City
October 24 United Nation publishes its 1st postage stamps
October 25 Peace talks aimed at ending Korean War resumed in Panmunjom
October 26 Emile Zatopek runs world record 30,000m, 25,000m and 15 miles
October 26 Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden
October 26 Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister
October 28 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 30 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 31 Second Chamber accept plan-Schuman
November 1 1st atomic explosion witnessed by troops, New Mexico
November 1 Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins NL MVP
November 1 Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella wins 1st of his 3 NL MVP
November 1 Jet magazine founded by John H. Johnson
November 1 Johnny Mercers "Top Banana," premieres in New York City
November 1 "Top Banana" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 356 performances
November 1 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 4 9th Ryder Cup: U.S. wins 9 -2 at Pinehurst CC NC
November 4 New York Giants and New York Yankees score back-to-back TDs on kickoff returns
November 4 Vijay Merchant scores 154 vs. England in his last Test Cricket innings
November 5 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 7 Constitution of Jordan passes
November 8 New York Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards
November 10 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance
November 12 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock Ala
November 12 "Paint Your Wagon" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 289 performances
November 13 Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio and Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)
November 15 Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pak XI vs. MCC, Lahore
November 15 New York Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
November 18 British troops occupies Ismailiya Egypt
November 18 Former Cubs 1st baseman and future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft
November 18 "See it Now" premieres on TV
November 19 Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday
November 19 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 20 Snowdonia becomes a National Park in Wales
November 24 "17" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 180 performances
November 24 39th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 21-14
November 24 British auto manufacturers Austin/Moris Motors merge
November 24 "Music in the Air" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 56 performances
November 25 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock Ala
November 25 Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears
November 25 Commemoration of Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft forbidden
November 27 1st missle to intercept an airplane, White Sands, New Mexico
November 27 Cease-fire and demarcation zone accord signed in Panmunjon Korea
November 28 John Van Druten's "I am a Camera," premieres in New York City
November 28 Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria
November 29 1st underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat Nevada
November 29 Winston Churchill re-elected British premier
December 1 17th Heisman Trophy Award: Dick Kazmaier, Princeton (HB)
December 1 Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd," premieres in London
December 1 Golden Gate Bridge closes due to high winds
December 2 "Borscht Capades" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 90 performances
December 2 Philadelphia sets NFL record of 25 1st-downs rushing
December 4 Copland/Robbins' "Pied Piper," premieres in New York City
December 4 Superheated gases roll down Mount Catarman (Philippines), kills 500
December 5 "Dragnet" premieres
December 8 AL alters its restrictions on night games, adopting NL's suspended game rule and lifting its ban on lights for Sunday games
December 8 "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 267 performances
December 9 Voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wurttemberg, W Germ
December 11 Joe DiMaggio announces his baseball retirement
December 13 Future British Prime Minister Margaret Roberts Thatcher marries Denis Thatcher
December 17 Dutch Communist Party members forbidden to be civil servants
December 19 Nazi General Christiansen leaves Netherlands
December 22 Australia cricket all out 82 vs. West Indies at Adelaide
December 23 1st coast-to-coast televised football game (Dumont paid $75,000) Los Angeles Rams beat Cleveland Browns 24-17 in NFL championship game
December 23 Last Belgian communities get electricity
December 24 1st televised opera (Amahl and Night Visitor)
December 24 United Kingdom of Libya gains independence from Italy via United Nations
December 25 1st Christmas Day in Test Crickets, Australia vs. WI at Adelaide
December 25 West Indies defeat Australia by 6 wkts on 3rd day of 3rd Test Cricket
December 27 40th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Sydney (3-2)
December 29 Flying Enterprise in difficulty in Canal
December 31 1st battery to convert radioactive energy to electrical announced












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