Monday 23 April 1951
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
The Thing from Another World, directed by Christian Nyby, 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.
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Which were the important events of 23 April 1951 ?
- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Loek M L H A Hermans: Dutch MP (VVD).
- Cristiano Malgioglio: Italian composer, singer-songwriter and television personality.
- Charles G Dawes: Vice President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (Born 1865).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1951 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Sound Off (The Duckworth Chant) - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
- On Top Of Old Smoky - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
- When You and I Were Young Maggie, Blues - Gary Crosby & Friend (Bing Crosby)
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