1951 facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1920s  1930s  1940s  – 1950s –  1960s  1970s  1980s
Years: 1948 1949 195019511952 1953 1954

Events

Births

Deaths

Movies released

  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • The African Queen
  • Calamity Jane
  • Flying Leathernecks
  • The Thing From Another World
  • No Highway
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • On the Riviera
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • When Worlds Collide
  • Bedtime for Bonzo
  • Miss Julie
  • Strangers on a Train
  • Rashomon
  • Miracle in Milan
  • The Lavender Hill Mob
  • An American in Paris
  • Death of a Salesman
  • Gerald McBoing-Boing
  • The Man in the White Suit
  • A Place in the Sun
  • The Big Carnival

Hit Songs

  • "Aba Daba Honeymoon" – Debbie Reynolds & Carleton Carpenter
  • "Because" – Mario Lanza
  • "Because Of You" – Tony Bennett
  • "Belle, Belle, My Liberty Belle" – Guy Mitchell
  • "Blue Tango" – Leroy Anderson & his Orchestra
  • "Cold, Cold Heart" – Tony Bennett
  • "Come On-A My House" – Rosemary Clooney
  • "Cry" – Johnnie Ray & The Four Lads
  • "Detour" – Patti Page
  • "Down The Trail Of Achin' Hearts" – Patti Page
  • "Down Yonder" – Del Wood
  • "Down Yonder" – Champ Butler
  • "Flamenco" – Frankie Laine
  • "Gambella (The Gamblin' Lady)" – Frankie Laine & Jo Stafford
  • "The Gang That Sang Heart Of My Heart" – Frankie Laine
  • "Get Happy" – Frankie Laine
  • "Get Out Those Old Records" – Guy Lombardo (The Lombardo Trio vocals)
  • "The Girl In The Wood" – Frankie Laine
  • "Give Me Time" – Johnnie Ray
  • "Gone Fishin'" – Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong
  • "Got Him Off My Hands" – Georgia Gibbs
  • "Hello, Young Lovers" – Perry Como
  • "Hello, Young Lovers" – Guy Lombardo (Kenny Martin vocals)
  • "Hey, Good Lookin'" – Frankie Laine & Jo Stafford
  • "The Hot Canary" – Florian Zabach
  • "How High The Moon" – Les Paul and Mary Ford
  • "I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat" – Mel Blanc
  • "If" – Perry Como
  • "It Is No Secret" – Bill Kenny & The Song Spinners
  • "It's All In the Game" – Tommy Edwards
  • "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" – Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters
  • "Jealousy (Jalousie)" – Frankie Laine
  • "Jezebel" – Frankie Laine
  • "The Little White Cloud That Cried" – Johnnie Ray & The Four Lads
  • "The Loveliest Night Of The Year" – Mario Lanza
  • "Lullaby Of Broadway" – Doris Day
  • "Mister And Mississippi" – Patti Page
  • "Mockin' Bird Hill" – Patti Page
  • "My Heart Cries For You" – Dinah Shore
  • "My Truly, Truly Fair" – Guy Mitchell
  • "On Top Of Old Smoky" – The Weavers with Terry Gilkyson
  • "Once Upon A Nickel" – Georgia Gibbs
  • "One For My Baby" – Frankie Laine
  • "Paths Of Paradise" – Johnnie Ray
  • "Pretty-Eyed Baby" – Jo Stafford & Frankie Laine
  • "Red Sails In The Sunset" – Nat King Cole
  • "Rose, Rose I Love You" – Frankie Laine
  • "Shanghai" – Doris Day
  • "Sin" – Eddie Howard & his Orchestra
  • "Sound Off (The Duckworth Chant)" – Vaughn Monroe
  • "The Sparrow In The Treetop" – Guy Mitchell
  • "A Sunday Kind Of Love" – Jo Stafford
  • "Sweet Violets" – Dinah Shore
  • "The Syncopated Clock" – Leroy Anderson & his Orchestra
  • "Tell Me" – Doris Day
  • "Tell Me Why" – The Four Aces featuring Al Alberts
  • "Tell The Lady I Said Goodbye" – Johnnie Ray
  • "Tom's Tune" – Georgia Gibbs
  • "Too Young" – Nat King Cole
  • "Undecided" – The Ames Brothers
  • "When It's Sleep Time Down South" – Frankie Laine
  • "While You Danced, Danced, Danced" – Georgia Gibbs
  • "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" – Les Paul and Mary Ford

New Books

  • The Balance Wheel – Taylor Caldwell
  • The Blessing – Nancy Mitford
  • Boy at the Window – Owen Dodson
  • The Caine MutinyHerman Wouk
  • The Catcher in the RyeJ.D. Salinger
  • The Cruel Sea – Nicholas Monsarrat
  • The Daughter of Time – Josephine Tey
  • The Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
  • FoundationIsaac Asimov
  • The Foundling – Cardinal Spellman
  • From Here to Eternity – James Jones
  • Galactic Storm – Gill Hunt
  • Lie Down In Darkness – William Styron
  • Log from the Sea of CortezJohn Steinbeck
  • The Loved and the Lost – Morley Callaghan
  • Mémoires d'Hadrien – Marguerite Yourcenar
  • Moses – Sholem Asch
  • My Cousin Rachel – Daphne du Maurier
  • Prince CaspianC. S. Lewis
  • A Question of UpbringingAnthony Powell
  • Return to ParadiseJames A. Michener
  • Spartacus – Howard Fast
  • Tempest-Tost – Robertson Davies
  • The WandererMika Waltari
  • A Woman Called Fancy – Frank Yerby

1951 Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.