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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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1951 ?

  •  Editors and founders of the Reader's Digest Time
    Editors and founders of the Reader's Digest
  •  Esquire Magazine cover Esquire
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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

From Here to Eternity by James Jones

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 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.

Moses by Sholem Asch

Moses

by Sholem Asch


Hardcover: 505 pages Publisher: GP Putnam's Sons, NY; First Edition edition (June 1951) Language: English ISBN-10: 999740629X ISBN-13: 978-9997406293 Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.1 x 1.5

The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson

The Cardinal

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.

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