It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
- Halls of Montezuma
directed by Lewis Milestone
starring: Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Reginald Gardiner
- Born Yesterday
directed by George Cukor
starring: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford
Which were the important events of Wednesday, 17 January 1951 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous People born
- China refuses cease-fire in Korea.
: Italy -- Slalom (1972 Olympics - Bronze Medalist)
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1951 ?
Esquire Magazine cover
TIME Magazine Cover: Rudolph Bing -- Jan. 15, 1951
From Here to Eternity - James Jones
The Caine Mutiny - Herman Wouk
Moses - Sholem Asch
The Cardinal - Henry Morton Robinson
Hardware Mutuals Insurance Co (1951)
Nabisco Oreo Cookies (1951)
Uncle Sam Train Railroad Skate American Railway (1951)
Tell the world why Wednesday, 17 January 1951 is such a special date for you!