It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in December 1951 ?
- Westward the Women
directed by William A. Wellman
starring: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson
directed by Akira Kurosawa
starring: Toshir Mifune, Machiko Ky, Masayuki Mori
- Distant Drums
directed by Raoul Walsh
starring: Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb
- The African Queen
directed by John Huston
starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley
- Decision Before Dawn
directed by Anatole Litvak
starring: Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner
Which were the important events of Tuesday, 11 December 1951 ?
Famous People born
Robert Cochran in Claremont
- USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
- Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
- Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
- Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
- R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)
: Vermont, USA; skier (Olympics-1972).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1951 ?
Editors and founders of the Reader's Digest
Esquire Magazine cover
From Here to Eternity - James Jones
The Caine Mutiny - Herman Wouk
Moses - Sholem Asch
The Cardinal - Henry Morton Robinson
Television Costs no More than most 17
For Home and Hospitality... (1951)' title
Canada Tourism Vacations Unlimited (1951)
Tell the world why Tuesday, 11 December 1951 is such a special date for you!