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 ?
- 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)
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1951 ?
Esquire Magazine cover
Editors and founders of the Reader's Digest
From Here to Eternity - James Jones
The Caine Mutiny - Herman Wouk
Moses - Sholem Asch
The Cardinal - Henry Morton Robinson
Hardware Mutuals Insurance Co (1951)
Nabisco Oreo Cookies (1951)
Uncle Sam Train Railroad Skate American Railway (1951)
Tell the world why Tuesday, 11 December 1951 is such a special date for you!