1951

Clockwise from top-left: the Treaty of Paris establishes the European Coal and Steel Community, a precursor to the European Union; Shigeru Yoshida, Prime Minister of Japan signing the Treaty of San Francisco; Ships in Wellington harbour during the 1951 New Zealand waterfront dispute; The Sakuragichō train is on fire; The Rosenbergs sentenced to death; Leading figures of the Nepali Congress in the 1951 Nepalese revolution; Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer; Destruction left in the wake of the 1951 eruption of Mount Lamington.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1951 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1951
MCMLI
Ab urbe condita2704
Armenian calendar1400
ԹՎ ՌՆ
Assyrian calendar6701
Baháʼí calendar107–108
Balinese saka calendar1872–1873
Bengali calendar1358
Berber calendar2901
British Regnal year15 Geo. 6 – 16 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar2495
Burmese calendar1313
Byzantine calendar7459–7460
Chinese calendar庚寅年 (Metal Tiger)
4648 or 4441
    — to —
辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)
4649 or 4442
Coptic calendar1667–1668
Discordian calendar3117
Ethiopian calendar1943–1944
Hebrew calendar5711–5712
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2007–2008
 - Shaka Samvat1872–1873
 - Kali Yuga5051–5052
Holocene calendar11951
Igbo calendar951–952
Iranian calendar1329–1330
Islamic calendar1370–1371
Japanese calendarShōwa 26
(昭和26年)
Javanese calendar1882–1883
Juche calendar40
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4284
Minguo calendarROC 40
民國40年
Nanakshahi calendar483
Thai solar calendar2494
Tibetan calendar阳金虎年
(male Iron-Tiger)
2077 or 1696 or 924
    — to —
阴金兔年
(female Iron-Rabbit)
2078 or 1697 or 925

1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1951st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 951st year of the 2nd millennium, the 51st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1950s decade.

Events

January

January 21: The eruption of Mount Lamington

February

east Asia.

March

March 29: The Rosenbergs sentenced to death.
March 31: Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer.

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Unknown dates

  • IBM (United Kingdom) is formed.
  • An 18-year-old sailor is fined for kissing in public in Stockholm, Sweden. The law court calls his actions "obnoxious behavior repulsive to the public morals".
  • The United States becomes malaria-free (excluding territories and possessions)

Births

Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January

Phil Collins
Dave Benton

February

Blaise Compaoré
Gordon Brown
Edward Albert

March

Chris Rea
Kurt Russell

April

Peabo Bryson
Beatrix Schuba
Olivia Hussey
Tony Danza
Vladimír Špidla
Dale Earnhardt

May

Christopher Cross
Anatoly Karpov
Antonis Samaras

June

Jill Biden
Suze Orman
Bonnie Tyler
Stellan Skarsgård
Álvaro Colom
Mary McAleese

July

Thomas Boni Yayi
Geoffrey Rush
Anjelica Huston
Chris Cooper
Elio Di Rupo
Lynda Carter
Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba

August

Mohamed Morsi
Juan Manuel Santos
John Deacon
Dana Rosemary Scallon

September

Michael Keaton
Alexander Downer
Mark Hamill
Michelle Bachelet

October

Sting
Bob Geldof
Karen Allen
Pam Dawber

November

Traian Băsescu
Zeenat Aman
Kathryn Bigelow

December

Jaco Pastorius
Ernesto Zedillo

Full date unknown

  • Peter Hargitay, public relations executive and a partner of the European Consultancy Network

Deaths

January

Reverend Franziskus Hennemann
Amy Carmichael
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim

February

Zaifeng, Prince Chun
André Gide

March

Blessed Zoltán Meszlényi
Kijuro Shidehara
Janusz Jędrzejewicz

April

Oscar Carmona
Ivanoe Bonomi
Charles G. Dawes

May

Homero Manzi
Henri Carton de Wiart
Mary Emelia Moore
Empress Teimei

June

Serge Koussevitzky
Ben Chifley
Blessed Maria Pia Mastena

July

Philippe Pétain

August

Robert Walker

September

Ernestina Lecuona y Casado
Maria Montez
Augusto de Vasconcelos

October

Liaquat Ali Khan

November

December

Shoeless Joe Jackson
Blessed Anton Durcovici

Date unknown

Nobel Prizes


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