Wednesday 16 May 1951
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
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 May 1951 ?
- Saint HonorT of Amiens
- Saint Andrew Bobola
- Saint Ubaldus
- Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
- Saint Simon Stock
- Saint John Nepomuk or John Nepomucene (1330 - 1393)
- Saint Brendan the Navigator - also in the Irish Calendar.
- Teacher's Day in Malaysia.
- Jonathan Richman: American singer/songwriter/musician and founder of the band "Modern Lovers.
- Christian Lacroix: French couturier and fashion designer who was noted for using the old styles to create a "regeneration" effect on fashion.
- Unshō Ishizuka: Japanese voice actor.
- Janet Soskice: Canadian philosopher and theologian.
- Emmanuel Todd: French historian and anthropologist, son of writer and journalist Olivier Todd, he released an essay "Qui est Charlie?" after the terrorist attack (2015).
- Claudio Baglioni: Italian singer and musician. His various works include the official Anthem for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin. He has also written for previous sporting events.
- The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (now John F Kennedy International Airport) in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1951 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Frankie Laine - Rose, Rose, I Love You
- Old Soldiers Never Die - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
- On Top of Old Smoky - Percy Faith & His Orchestra (Vocal Burl Ives)
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