• • On March 29 a Regulus I guided missile took off and landed at Edwards AFB.
  • For the first time in US history air passenger-miles exceed total passenger-miles traveled in Pullman railroad cars.

Shock wave built up in front of a Regulus I missile as it made a vertical, terminal velocity dive on a target.


Other Facts from 1951


President: Harry Truman



Average annual income

$ 3,515

New car

$ 1,520

Loaf of bread

16 cents

Gallon of milk

92 cents

Gallon of gas

19 cents



Dow Jones Average      257

Songs From 1951

  “I whistle a happy tune”
  “Getting to know you”