Friday 15 June 1951
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Ace in the Hole, directed by Billy Wilder, 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.
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Which were the important events of 15 June 1951 ?
- Commemoration of Evelyn Underhill (Anglican mystic and poet)
- Roman Catholic Church ? Feast of Saint Germaine Cousin, patron of shepherdesses and of victims of child abuse
- Roman Catholic Church and some Anglican churches: Corpus Christi (moveable feast, 2006)
- Saint Vitus' Day ? Vitus Diena held in medieval Latvia
- Malawi's Freedom Day
- Commemoration of William Adams (Miura Anjin ????) a man shipwrecked in Japan in the 1600s, and whom James Clavell's "Shogun" was based upon
- Flag Day in Denmark
- Roman Empire ? ninth and final day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
- Vance Larson: American painter (d. 2000).
- Alan Soper: STFC Senior Fellow at the ISIS neutron source.
- Steve Walsh: American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Kansas and Streets).
- Vance A Larson: American artist (d. 2000).
- Tom Forzani: Canadian Football League wide receiver (Calgary Stampeders).
- John Redwood: British politician whose name was proposed as a replacement for John Major in mid-June 1995 when Major threatened to resign. Insisting on a vote of confidence from his Party, Major soundly defeated Redwood in the contest for Conservative Party leadership. Redwood took the post of Secretary of State for Wales.
- 1st coml electronic computer dedicated Philadelphia
- Joe Louis scores his last knock-out victory.
- July 1- In New Mexico, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, thousands of acres of forests are destroyed in fires.
- Colombo Plan operations commence.
- Judy Garland opens the first of 14 concerts in Dublin, Ireland at the Theatre Royal.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1951 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- I'm In Love Again - April Stevens (Henri Rene Orchestra)
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