Thursday 6 December 1951
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jaquelin Dudley and Tomson Highway.
I'll See You in My Dreams, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Name's the Same.
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- Spain - Constitution Day
- Belgium and the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, a day on which a skinny version of Santa Claus gives the children oranges, candy and toys.
- Finland - Finland Independence Day (from Russia, 1917)
- Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
- Also see December 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Saint Nicholas
- Jaquelin Dudley: American microbiologist and assistant professor at the University of Texas.
- Tomson Highway: Canadian and Cree playwright, novelist, and children's author, best known for his plays "The Rez Sisters" and "Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing," both of which won him the Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Floyd S. Chalmers Award.
- Wendy Somes: English ballerina and producer.
- Gerry Francis: English football player and manager.
- Maurice Hope: Caribbean-English boxer.
- A state of emergency is declared in Egypt due to increasing riots.
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