Monday 16 July 1951
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Show Boat, directed by George Sidney, 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 16 July 1951 ?
- Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
- Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
- Esther M Friesner[-Stutzman]: United States -- Sci-fi author (Witchwood Cradle).
- Lorraine Chase: English actress and model.
- Jean-Luc Mongrain: Canadian journalist.
- Alain Malagnac: French artist and businessman, he lived with transsexual Amanda Lear.
- 1st Dutchman to win Tour de France (Wim Van Est)
- King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates in favor of his son, Baudouin I of Belgium.
- Len Hutton scores his 100th 100, Yorks vs. Surrey at The Oval
- Novel Catcher in Rye by JD Salinger published
- Congress grants US Secret Service permanent authority.
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is published for the first time by Little, Brown and Company.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1951 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Because of You - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
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