- I Love Lucy makes its TV debut.
- Cleveland Disc Jockey Alan Freed coins the term Rock & Roll.
- Musicals dominate Hollywood, Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron make "An American In Paris".
- Famous Births ... Tommy Hilfiger, Luther Vandross, Anjelica Huston.
- Deaths ... Sinclair Lewis, Arnold Schoenberg.
- Mickey Mantle makes his Major League debut. Joe DiMaggio plays in his final career regular season game.
- The average cost of new house is $9.000.00
- The Great Flood of 1951 in Midwest United States.
- United Nations Headquarters opens in New York City.
- First Color Television Pictures broadcast from Empire State Building.
Historical Highlights of 1951 ...
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