Monday 1 January 1951, NewYear’s Day
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Frans Kellendonk and Nana Patekar.
Halls of Montezuma, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while Joy Street by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Red Ryder.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 January 1951 ?
- Frans Kellendonk: Author (Ruin, The Good for Nothing).
- Nana Patekar: Indian film and stage actor.
- Daniel Anderson: American athlete, played pro basketball for two seasons beginning in 1974.
- Mimmo Cavallo: Italian singer, whose best-known song is "Uh, mammà!" (1980).
- Prospero Gallinari: Italian Red Brigade terrorist who killed ex-premier Aldo Moro 5/09/1978 six weeks after kidnapping him on 3/16/1978.
- Jim Rakete: German photographer and photojournalist.
- Ashfaq Hussain: Pakistani-Canadian poet and journalist
- Martha Haynes: American astronomer and academic
- Hans-Joachim Stuck: German race car driver
- Massive Chinese/North Korean assault on United Nations-lines.
- First week as No. 1 single on ''Billboard'' and ''Cashbox'' charts of Patti Page hit song quotTennessee Waltzquot.
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