Sunday 26 August 1951
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Robert G Torricelli and Roger Karoutchi.
People Will Talk, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 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 Boston Blackie.
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- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Robert G Torricelli: (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1983- ).
- Roger Karoutchi: French Ambassador to the OECD.
- Gerd Bonk: German weightlifter (d. 2014).
- Edward Witten: American physicist and academic.
- Jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart
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