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 ?
The End Of The Affair
by Graham Greene
"A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses a moment of experience from which to look ahead..." "This is a record of hate far more than of love," writes Maurice [...]
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 [...]
The Catcher In The Rye
by J.D. Salinger
Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories ? particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme ? [...]
The Farmers Hotel
by John O'Hara
An unexpected snowstorm wreaks havoc on the lives of some travelers, stranding them in a newly opened Farmer's Hotel in tiny Rockbottom, Pennsylvania [...]
Tell the world why Tuesday, 11 December 1951 is such a special date for you!