History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1951

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1951?

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The BBFC introduces this rating for films ''suitable for those aged 16 and over''.January
Ferranti deliver their first Mark 1 computer to this university, the world's first commercially available general-purpose electronic computer.February
This character first appears in The Beano.March
This Welsh composer and actor, known also for appearing in his own lavish West End musicals including ''Glamorous Night'', and for whom a songwriting award is named, dies.6th March
Hugh Gaitskell announces in the Budget that prescription charges for this area of medical care will be introduced, in order to meet the financial demands of the Korean War.10th April
This Newcastle United striker scores both goals as they beat Blackpool to win the FA Cup for the fourth time in front of a crowd of 100,000.28th April
This nationwide exhibition, designed to promote a sense of post-war recovery and to showcase British contributions to science, technology and the arts, is officially opened.3rd May
This radio show, created by and starring Spike Milligan, along with Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers, first broadcasts.28th May
This Ealing Comedy, starring Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway and featuring Sid James, about a bank clerk's plan to steal gold bullion, is released.26th June
This global beauty pageant is held for the first time.15th August
Clement Attlee opens the largest oil refinery in Europe (at the time), at Fawley in this county.14th September
King George VI has an operation to remove part of this organ.23rd September
This man becomes Prime Minister for the second time, as his Conservative Party ousts Clement Attlee's Labour with a majority of 17 seats.26th October
This type of pedestrian crossing is introduced.31st October
This Welsh natural area is designated a national park, the third such to be established.20th November
This John Wyndham novel, about a plague of blindness that befalls the world, allowing the rise of an aggressive species of plant, is published.December
This school qualification is introduced.Undated

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