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Movie history events from 1951

Norman Osborne is born. (new york) (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)

After spending a year in U.S. Command and touring combat zones, Benjamin L. Willard requests a transfer to Intelligence, and he will be sent to the U.S. for special training. After getting married, he returns to active duty, debriefing and evaluating information from American agents returning from Northern missions. He is promoted captain. (Seoul, Korea) (Apocalypse Now)

Dahlia's mother dies of typhus. (Black Sunday)

The Hudson Hornet wins the Piston Cup in auto racing. (Cars)

Michael Corleone marries college sweetheart Kay Adams, and their son Anthony is born. (The Godfather)

Norman Dale hired to coach Hickory Huskers basketball team. (Indiana) (Hoosiers)

Laura Brown can't put down 'Mrs Dalloway' while planning her husband's birthday party. (The Hours)

Dan Thompkins is born. (Jeff, Who Lives at Home)

'When Worlds Collide' premieres. (LA Confidential)

A blacklisted Hollywood writer moves to a small town. (The Majestic)

Jonathan Kent is born. (Smallville, Kansas) (Man of Steel)

John and Julia are photographed. (Liverpool, England) (Nowhere Boy)

Kal-El arrives from Krypton. (Smallville, Kansas) (Superman)

Superman's rocket lands on Earth (Kansas) (Superman)

A group of Air Force personnel fight and defeat an alien found frozen in ice. (The North Pole) (The Thing From Another World)

Tommy witnesses his father's murder and becomes blind, deaf and dumb from the trauma. (England) (Tommy)

Marie Ellen Dodge is born. (Dallas, Texas) (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Wednesday 14th February: Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta for the middleweight boxing championship after LaMotta refuses to fall; finally, in the 13th round, the referee stops the contest - Robinson wins. (Chicago Stadium, IL) (Raging Bull)

Tuesday 6th March: The Rosenberg trial begins. (New York) (Citizen Cohn)

Thursday 8th March: Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck are executed by the electric chair for multiple murder. (Sing Sing Prison) (The Honeymoon Killers)

Thursday 8th March: Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck, the Lonely Hearts Killers, are executed in the electric chair for the murder of Janet Fay. (Sing Sing prison) (Lonely Hearts)

Sunday 25th March: Eddie Collins dies. (Boston, Massachusetts) (Eight Men Out)

April: Andy does tax returns for all of the guards and the warden. (The Shawshank Redemption)

Wednesday 11th April: US President Harry S Truman relieves General Douglas MacArthur of command of the US forces in Korea. (MacArthur)

Tuesday 29th May: Fanny Brice dies of a cerebral hemorrhage. (Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California) (Funny Girl)

Thursday 14th June: Benjamin L. Willard marries Janet Anderson. (Seoul, Korea) (Apocalypse Now)

Wednesday 18th July: Klaatu arrives on Earth with Gort and a cautionary message to halt experiments with violence, atomic energy, and space travel. (Washington DC) (The Day the Earth Stood Still)

Thursday 6th September: Maverick is in a picture with his dad (Top Gun)

Wednesday 3rd October: When Sonny approaches the toll booth on the causeway, Russ Hodges is heard, albeit very briefly, broadcasting Bobby Thomson's at bat in the 9th inning of game 3 of the three-game playoff between Brooklyn and NY. broadcast on October 3, 1951. (New York, NY) (The Godfather)

Wednesday 5th December: "Shoeless" Joe Jackson dies. (Greenville, South Carolina) (Eight Men Out)

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