Friday 26 January 1951
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Walt Willey in Ottawa and Andy Hummell in Memphis.
Operation Pacific, directed by George Waggner, 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 Henry Morgan's Great Talent Hunt.
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- Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
- Saint Paula
- Saint Alberic
- Margaret of Hungary
- International Holocaust Remembrance Day
- Uganda - Liberation Day.
- India - Republic Day - One of only three state holidays in India, celebrated with pomp and a military parade in New Delhi.
- International Customs Day.
- Australia - Australia Day.
- Walt Willey in Ottawa: Illinois, USA; actor (Joe Novak - Ryan's Hope, Jackson Montgomery - All My Children).
- Andy Hummell in Memphis: Tennessee, USA; rock bassist (Big Star).
- Jarmila Kratochvilova in Czechoslovakia 400m/800m runner (women's world record holder: Olympics-silver-1980).
- Gilles Lemaire: French politician, who was national secretary of the Greens from January 2003 to January 2005.
- David Briggs: Australian guitarist songwriter and producer (Little River Band).
- Andy Hummel: American singer-songwriter and bass player (Big Star) (d. 2010)
- Anne Mills: English economist and academic
- Christopher North: American keyboard player (Ambrosia)
- Mel Ott and Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
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