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
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Which were the important events of Tuesday, 11 December 1951 ?
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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).
What news were making the headlines those days in December 1951 ?
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
From Here to Eternity
by James Jones
Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's boxing team, he gets "the treatment" that may break him or kill him. First
The Caine Mutiny
by Herman Wouk
The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon its original publication in 1951, as one of the first serious works of American fiction to grapple with the moral complexities and the human consequences of World War II.
by Sholem Asch
Hardcover: 505 pages
Publisher: GP Putnam's Sons, NY; First Edition edition (June 1951)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.1 x 1.5
by Henry Morton Robinson
On its first publication, The Cardinal was an immediate bestseller. A selection of the Literary Guild, it was published in more than a dozen languages and sold over two million copies.
Ballantine Ale Formal Gown Art Original (1951)
Waukegan Illinois Heil Co Garbage Truck (1951)
Magnavox Companys Television-Radio-Phonograph combination Greater Enjoyment for all the family (1951)
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