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  • U.S.
    Friday Jan 5, 1951

    Neil Armstrong

    His first flight in a Jet

    U.S.
    Friday Jan 5, 1951

    Neil made his first flight in a jet, a Grumman F9F Panther, on January 5, 1951.




  • New York, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 1, 1951

    Korean War

    The United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 498

    New York, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 1, 1951

    Following the failure of ceasefire negotiations in January, the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 498 on 1 February, condemning the PRC as an aggressor, and called upon its forces to withdraw from Korea.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 11, 1951

    Marilyn Monroe

    Fox's New Contract

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 11, 1951

    In December 1950, Hyde was able to negotiate a seven-year contract for Monroe with 20th Century-Fox. Marilyn Monroe Signed 20th Century Fox Contract in April 11, 1951.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 5, 1951

    Neil Armstrong

    Neil was promoted to ensign

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 5, 1951

    Neil was promoted to ensign on June 5, 1951, and made his first jet carrier landing on USS Essex two days later.




  • Kapolei, Hawaii, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 28, 1951

    Neil Armstrong

    VF-51 Flew ahead to Naval Air Station Barbers Point in Hawaii

    Kapolei, Hawaii, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 28, 1951

    On June 28, 1951, Essex had set sail for Korea, with VF-51 aboard to act as ground-attack aircraft. VF-51 flew ahead to Naval Air Station Barbers Point in Hawaii, where it conducted fighter-bomber training before rejoining the ship at the end of July.




  • Chicago, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 21, 1951

    Robin Williams

    Birth

    Chicago, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 21, 1951

    Robin McLaurin Williams was born at St. Luke's Hospital, in Chicago, Illinois on July 21, 1951. His father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a senior executive in Ford Motor Company's Lincoln-Mercury Division. His mother, Laurie McLaurin, was a former model from Jackson, Mississippi. Through her, he was a great-great-grandson of Mississippi senator and governor Anselm J. McLaurin. Williams had two elder half-brothers; paternal half-brother Robert (also known as Todd) and maternal half-brother McLaurin. He had English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, French, and German ancestry.




  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 27, 1951

    Anna May Wong

    The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 27, 1951

    From August 27 to November 21, 1951, Wong starred in a detective series that was written specifically for her, the DuMont Television Network series The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong, in which she played the title role that used her birth name.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 7, 1951

    Frank Sinatra

    2nd Marriage

    U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 7, 1951

    Sinatra was married to Hollywood actress Ava Gardner in 1951.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Saturday Nov 24, 1951

    Audrey Hepburn

    Gigi

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Saturday Nov 24, 1951

    Hepburn went into rehearsals having never spoken on stage, and required private coaching. When Gigi opened at the Fulton Theatre on 24 November 1951, she received praise for her performance, despite criticism that the stage version was inferior to the French film adaptation. The play ran for 219 performances, closing on 31 May 1952.


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