Monday 17 September 1951
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mistress of the Dark Elvira and Cassandra Peterson.
No Highway in the Sky, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Amazing Mr. Malone.
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- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Mistress of the Dark Elvira: American TV hostess of horror films, a unique character first creating in 1981 for a Los Angeles TV station where she commented on old movie reruns.
- Cassandra Peterson: American actress.
- Russell Brown: Scottish politician.
- Piet Kleine: Dutch speed skater and coach.
- Jimmy Yancey: American pianist and composer (d. 1951).
- Borscht Capades opens at Royale Theater NYC for 90 performances
- Romanian Bishop A Pacha of Timisoara sentenced to 18 years
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