Tuesday 9 January 1951
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Halls of Montezuma, directed by Lewis Milestone, 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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- Balloon Ascension Day
- Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
- 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
- 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
- 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
- Eastern Orthodox - Feast of Saint Theophan the Recluse.
- Roman Catholic - Feast of Saint Adrian
- Stepfather's Day
- Crystal Gayle in Kentucky: USA; country singer ("Don't it make my brown eyes blue").
- Rosalyn Kind in Brooklyn: New York, USA; singer (half sister of Barbra Streisand).
- M Carr: American basketball player and coach.
- ML Carr: basketball player and coach.
- Michel Barnier: French politician, who was Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries from 2007-2009.
- Crystal Gayle: American country-western singer and noted family, the sister of Loretta Lynn. The youngest of eight kids in the family, she toured with Loretta and Conway at 16 and by 19, her first Decca release, "I Cried" placed on the country charts. With her successful debut album "Crystal Gayle" 1975, she moved into the best-selling bracket, putting her smooth pop-country into monster hits by 1977. In 1979, she was the first country artist to tour China.
- Life After Tomorrow, 1st film to receive an X rating, premieres
- Washington Capitals NBA club folds.
- The Government of the United Kingdom announces abandonment of the Tanganyika groundnut scheme for the cultivation of peanuts in the Tanganyika Territory with the writing off of £36.5M debt.
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- Frosty the Snowman - Nat King Cole Pete Rugolo & His Orchestra)
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