Thursday 24 May 1951
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rob Baker and Ronald A Parise in Warren.
That's My Boy, directed by Hal Walker, 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.
On TV people were watching Down You Go.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 May 1951 ?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- Rob Baker: Rock drummer (Red Rider).
- Ronald A Parise in Warren: Ohio, USA; PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67).
- Gilles Dreyfus: French cardiac surgeon.
- Jennifer Raymond: American vegetarian nutritionist, the author of several cookbooks and hostess of a TV show on vegetarian cooking.
- Willie Mays begins playing for New York Giants
- US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests).
- Racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1951 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Patti Page - Mister and Mississippi
- Rose, Rose, I Love You - Buddy Morrow & His Orchestra
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