Saturday 8 September 1951
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mark McCumber and Randy T Odle.
Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N., directed by Raoul Walsh, 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 Frances Langford-Don Ameche Show.
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- Mark McCumber: Golfer.
- Randy T Odle: Port Arthur, Texas -- Astronaut.
- Tom Gullikson in Wisconsin: USA; tennis player (US mixed Doubles 1984).
- Jeffrey Lurie: American businessman and sports team owner, Lurie is the owner, CEO and Chairman of the Philadelphia Eagles football franchise.
- Tim Gullikson: Tim Gullikson American tennis player and coach (d. 1996).
- Nikos Karvelas: Greek singer-songwriter and producer
- John McDonnell: English politician
- Dezső Ránki: Hungarian pianist
- Jurgen Stroop: Nazi commander of Warsaw Ghetto, executed.
- Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sempiternus Rex
- Japan signs the San Francisco Peace Treaty with 48 nations, regaining its independence.
- Treaty of San Francisco: In San Francisco, California, 48 nations sign a peace treaty with Japan in formal recognition of the end of the Pacific War.
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