Thursday 16 August 1951
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
A Place in the Sun, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 16 August 1951 ?
- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- Umaru Yar'Adua: Nigerian businessman and politician 13th President of Nigeria (d. 2010).
- Richard Hunt: American puppeteer (d. 1992).
- Jean-Louis Normandin: French hostage in Lebanon, 36, a lighting engineer for France's Antenne-2 television news, was abducted on 8 March 1986 in Beirut.
- Louis Jouvet: French theater director, producer, designer, theater worker, teacher and stage administrator in 1910 before his film and acting career.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1951 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Gimme a Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh? - April Stevens (Henri Rene Orchestra)
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