Friday 18 May 1951
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Denny Dillon and Rodger Davis in Sydney.
The Prowler, directed by Joseph Losey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while From Here To Eternity by James Jones was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching AMC.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 18 May 1951 ?
- Denny Dillon: Comedian (SNL, Dream On).
- Rodger Davis in Sydney: New South Wales; Australasia golfer.
- James Stephens in Mount Kisko: New York, USA; actor (Paper Chase, Devil's Island).
- Antonello Cuzzaniti: Italian noted family, the natural son of the painter Renato Guttuso.
- Toni Garrani: Italian actor, voice actor, radio host and television presenter.
- Veltto Virtanen: Finnish rock musician and politician, a presidential candidate in 1994.
- Jim Sundberg: American baseball player and sportscaster
- Angela Voigt: in the German Democratic Republic; long jumper (Olympics-gold-1976).
- UN moves HQ to New York City
- US General Collins predicts use of atom bomb in Korea.
- United Nations moves headquarters to New York City.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1951 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Frankie Laine - Rose, Rose, I Love You
- Old Soldiers Never Die - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
- On Top of Old Smoky - Percy Faith & His Orchestra (Vocal Burl Ives)
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