Sunday 19 August 1951
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
St. Benny the Dip, directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 19 August 1951 ?
- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- Randi Oakes: American model and actress.
- Randi Oakes in Randalia: Iowa, USA; actress (Officer Bonnie Clark - CHiPs).
- Lillian Müller: Norwegian model and actress.
- Gustavo Santaolalla: Argentinian singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Bajofondo).
- Lillian Muller: Norwegian model and actress.
- Jean-Luc Mélenchon: French politician who served in the government of France as Minister of Vocational Education from 2000 to 2002. He was also a member of the French Senate, representing the département of Essonne.
- John Deacon: British pop guitarist (Queen-Somebody to Love)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1951 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Les Paul & Mary Ford - The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
- While You Danced, Danced, Danced (I Walked In With A Smile) - Georgia Gibbs
- Les Paul - Whispering
- Guy Mitchell - Belle, Belle, My Liberty Belle
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