Saturday 13 January 1951
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bernard Loiseau and Britta Rasmussen.
Halls of Montezuma, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while From Here to Eternity by James Jones was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Two Girls Named Smith.
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- In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
- Bernard Loiseau: French chef, who committed suicide by firearm on 24 February 2003 after newspaper reports hinted that his restaurant might lose its 3-star status.
- Britta Rasmussen: Danish film director, nationally acknowledged for her work.
- German General F Christian freed early from Dutch prison.
- Nine Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British/US agents; known as the Doctors' Plot.
- First Indochina War: The Battle of Vinh Yen begins, which will end in a major victory for France.
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