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
Vanity Fair Lingerie (1951)
Foster Engineering Co Warning Siren Alarm (1951)
Magnavox Companys Television Magnavox... center of interest in Americas smart homes (1951)
Tell the world why Wednesday, 17 January 1951 is such a special date for you!