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..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in December 1951 ?
  • Westward the WomenWestward the Women
    directed by William A. Wellman
    starring: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson
  • RashomonRashomon
    directed by Akira Kurosawa
    starring: Toshir Mifune, Machiko Ky, Masayuki Mori
  • Distant DrumsDistant Drums
    directed by Raoul Walsh
    starring: Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb
  • The African QueenThe African Queen
    directed by John Huston
    starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley
  • Decision Before DawnDecision Before Dawn
    directed by Anatole Litvak
    starring: Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Tuesday, 11 December 1951 ?

Holidays
  • 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)

Famous People born
Robert Cochran in Claremont: Vermont, USA; skier (Olympics-1972).

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1951 ?
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Magazine

 Editors and founders of the Reader's Digest
Editors and founders of the Reader's Digest

Magazine

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover
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Books

From Here to Eternity - James Jones

From Here to Eternity - James Jones

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The Caine Mutiny - Herman Wouk

The Caine Mutiny - Herman Wouk

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Moses - Sholem Asch

Moses - Sholem Asch

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The Cardinal - Henry Morton Robinson

The Cardinal - Henry Morton Robinson

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Pennsylvania Railroad  Were working for defense, too (1951)Pennsylvania Railroad Were working for defense, too (1951)
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Haig & Haig Scots Whisky (1951)Haig & Haig Scots Whisky (1951)
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