Wednesday 4 July 1951, US Independence Day
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ralph Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.
Strangers on a Train, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while From Here To Eternity by James Jones was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Front Page Detective.
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- Filipino-American Friendship Day
- In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
- United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
- Ralph Johnson: Rock drummer (Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star).
- Kathleen Kennedy Townsend: American politician.
- Philippe Dieuleveult: French TV host, well known and popular.
- Sharon Gannon: American yoga teacher, animal rights advocate, musician, author, dancer/choreographer and painter.
- Bruno Mahl: German engine driver of "Deutsche Bahn AG" since 4/13/ 1973), and a professional astrologer and software developer.
- Kathleen Townsend: American noted family, the first child of Robert and Ethel Kennedy and the first grandchild of Joseph and Rose Kennedy. A student activist at Harvard during the Vietnam war years, she marched on Washington, worked for McGovern in 1972, became a devout feminist, and hitchhiked alone through Greece. She married a doctoral student, David Townsend and followed him to Mexico where he was teaching. Kathleen went to law school, and on 1/31/1986, announced her candidacy for Congress, becoming the first
- Vladimir Tismăneanu: Romanian-American political scientist sociologist and academic
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