Saturday 17 November 1951
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Superman and the Mole-Men, directed by Lee Sholem, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
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- Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
- Life Day
- International Students Day
- R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
- Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Dino Martin: American actor, musician and tennis pro, noted family as the first son of Dean Martin and his second wife, Jeanne Biegger.
- Butch Davis: American football player and coach.
- Werner Hoyer: German economist and politician.
- Dean Martin: American singer actor and tennis player (Dino Desi & Billy) (d. 1987).
- Stephen Root: American actor.
- Brent Carver: Canadian actor, winner of the Canadian Film Award 1978 for Best Actor. Known in Stratford and Toronto theaters for his moving performances in such stage productions as "Bent," "Foxfire" and "Long Days Journey Into Night." His film work includes "The Wars."
- Jack Vettriano: Controversial self-taught Scottish painter seen as the poster boy for popular art, but frowned upon but the artistic establishment. His 1992 painting, The Singing Butler (see attached), became a best selling image in Britain.
- Dean Paul Martin in Santa Monica: California, USA; actor (Billy - Misfits of Science).
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