In Northern England:
- 28th April 1951; Newcastle United beat Blackpool 2-0 to win the FA Cup.
- 29th May 1951; Easington Colliery Disaster; an explosion resulted in 83 deaths.
- 24th July 1951; opening of the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels between Howdon and Jarrow.
- 2nd October 1951; birth of Gordon Sumner in Wallsend, known as the musician Sting