Saturday 24 March 1951
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Earl Williams and Kenneth S Reightler Jr in Patuxent.
The Red Badge of Courage, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while Joy Street by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Martinsville, U.S.A..
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- World Tuberculosis Day.
- Saint Simeon (died 1475)
- Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
- Saint Catharine of Sweden ((died 1381)
- Earl Williams: NBA Player.
- Kenneth S Reightler Jr in Patuxent: Maryland, USA; Commander US Navy/astronaut (STS 48, 60).
- Dougie Thompson: rocker (Supertramp - "Bloody Well Right").
- Pat Bradley in Westford: Massachusetts, USA; LPGA golfer (1981 US Women's Open).
- Tommy Hilfiger: American fashion designer, known for innovative styles that appeal to people of all ages, race and sex.
- Dougie Thomson: Scottish musician, born in Glasgow and raised in the Rutherglen area of the city. He is best known as the former bass guitarist of progressive rock band Supertramp.
- Peter Boyle: Scottish-Australian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
- Pat Bradley: American golfer
- Anna Włodarczyk: Polish long jumper and coach
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