Friday 6 April 1951
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. 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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- Saint Isolde
- Tartan Day, a day set aside for the celebration of Scottish influence.
- The date of organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the start of the Restoration Movement by Joseph Smith Junior. Also the date on which this church believes Jesus Christ was born.
- In Thailand, April 6th marks Chakri Day - a day to commemorate King Rama I, founder of the Chakri dynasty.
- Saint Balderik
- Saint Marcellinus of Carthage (d.413)
- St. Sixtus
- Saint Wineboud
- Blessed Notker
- The start of the tax year in the United Kingdom (arising from the 11 day correction to March 25 at the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752).
- Pierre Béghin: French mountaineer.
- Ghislain Fontenay: French race horse owner.
- Jean-Marc Boivin: French mountaineer, extreme skier, speleologist, film maker and author.
- Ralph Cooper: in Australia; drummer (Air Supply - "All Out of Love").
- Bert Blyleven: Dutch-American baseball player and sportscaster.
- Halfdan Cleve: Composer, dies at 71.
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