Saturday 17 March 1951, St. Patrick's Day
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kurt Russell in Springfield and Scott Gorham Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy - "21 Guns".
The Red Badge of Courage, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while Joy Street by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Martinsville, U.S.A..
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- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- Kurt Russell in Springfield: Massachusetts, USA; actor (The Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons).
- Scott Gorham Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy - "21 Guns": "Jailbreak").
- Kurt Russell: American actor nominated for an Emmy for his role in "Elvis," a television movie.
- Donald Findlay: Scottish lawyer and academic.
- Scott Gorham: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Thin Lizzy 21 Guns and Black Star Riders).
- Craig Ramsay: Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Government of Drees takes power
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