Saturday 22 December 1951
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor and Jan Stephenson in Sydney.
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.
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Which were the important events of 22 December 1951 ?
- R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
- Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
- Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor: Duke of Westminster.
- Jan Stephenson in Sydney: Australia; golfer (LPGA Rookie of Year-1974).
- Jean-Claude Ameisen: French doctor, immunologist, and biologist born in a jewish family coming from Poland.
- Roger Zabel: French TV host and journalist specialized in sports.
- Charles de Lint: Netherlands -- Sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow).
- Gerald Grosvenor: 6th Duke of Westminster Irish general and businessman
- Dan Martin: American voice actor
- Powell Weaver: Composer, dies at 61.
- The Selangor Labour Party is founded in Selangor, Malaya.
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