Wednesday 19 December 1951
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Fred W Leslie and Mohammad Aref.
Rashomon, directed by Akira Kurosawa, 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 Hallmark Hall of Fame.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 19 December 1951 ?
- 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
- Roman festivals - Opalia
- Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Fred W Leslie: Ancon, Panama -- PhD / Astronaut (STS 73).
- Mohammad Aref: Iranian engineer and politician 2nd Vice President of Iran.
- Alan Rouse: English mountaineer and author (d. 1986).
- Barton Yarbrough: Actor (Dragnet), dies at 51.
- Nazi General Christiansen leaves Nethe
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