|World Series Champions:
||New York Yankees
||Los Angeles Rams
|Stanley Cup Champs:
||Toronto Maple Leafs
|U.S. Open Golf
|U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies)
||Frank Sedgman/Maureen Connolly
||Dick Savitt/Doris Hart
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
||Ava Gardner, Dorothy Dandridge, Rita Hayworth,
Doris Day, Lana Turner
"Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!"
- Patricia Neal in 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'
"I have always depended on the kindness of
- Vivien Leigh, in 'A Streetcar Named Desire'
"Stella! Hey, Stella!"
- Marlon Brando, in 'A Streetcar Named Desire'
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year
||Yolande Betbeze (Mobile, AL)
Joe DiMaggio had a 56 game hitting streak, and did
not strike out during the 1951 season.
Clarence Karcher and Eugene McDermott renamed their
'Geophysical Service Inc" to Texas Instruments.
1951 introduced the world to Tupperware parties,
although the products were first available in 1946.
1947 saw the development of the soft-burping Tupperware
Joe Gold opened the first 'Gold's Gym' in New Orleans.
Things didn't work out, but he started again in Venice,
California in 1965. The second time was the charm.
It was this year, 1951, that Lillian Vernon started
mailing her catalogues.
J.D. Salinger's cultural phenomenon, The Catcher
in the Rye, was published.
||Reading J.D. Salinger's 'The Catcher in
|1st appearances & 1951's Most Popular
Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
||Muffin the Mule pull-toy, View-Master*
with Disney reels, Scrabble**
|Best Film Oscar Winner:
||An American in Paris
|1951 Most Popular TV shows:
|1. Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (CBS)
2. Texaco Star theatre (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 theatre (NBC)
8. Your Show of Shows (NBC)
9. The Jack Benny Show (CBS)
10. You Bet Your Life (NBC)
Number One Songs
December 16, 1950 - March 2, 1951:
The Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page
March 3 - March 9:
If - Perry Como
March 10 - April 20:
Be My Love - Mario Lanza
April 21 - June 22:
How High The Moon - Les Paul & Mary Ford
June 23 - July 27:
Too Young - Nat King Cole
July 28 - September 7:
Come On - A My House - Rosemary Clooney
September 8 - November 2:
Because Of You - Tony Bennett
November 3 - November 16:
Cold, Cold Heart - Tony Bennett
November 17 - December 28:
Sin (It's No Sin) - Eddy Howard
December 29, 1951 - March 14, 1952:
Cry - Johnny Ray