Saturday 5 May 1951
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
The Thing from Another World, directed by Christian Nyby, 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.
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- Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
- Euthymios the Wonderworker
- Barlaam of Serpukhov
- Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
- Eulogios the Confessor
- New Martyr Ephraim of Nea Makri
- Albania: Martyrs' Day.
- Great Martyr Irene
- Roly Poly of Georgia.
- Saint Aventinus (d. 1189)
- Ethiopia: Liberation Day (1941).
- International Midwives Day.
- Adrian of Monzensk
- South Korea: Children's Day.
- Guyana: Indian Immigration Day (1838).
- Council of Europe: Europe Day.
- International No Pants Day.
- Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan (2006): Buddha's Birthday.
- Japan: Tango no Sekku (Boy's Day) or Kodomo no hi (Children's Day).
- Mexico and (informally) the United States: Cinco de Mayo (1862).
- Rudolf Finsterer: German rugby player and coach.
- Nicholas Guest: American actor.
- Toomas Vilosius: Estonian physician and politician 2nd Minister of Social Affairs of Estonia.
- Rex Goh: Rock guitarist (Air Supply).
- Eddie Dunn: comedian (Face to Face, Spin the Picture), dies at age 54.
- Out of This World closes at New Century Theater NYC after 157 performances
- 77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6.
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