Saturday 26 May 1951
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Muhammed Ahmad and Sally Kristen Ride in Los Angeles.
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.
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- Saint Germain of Paris
- Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
- Saint William of Aquitaine
- Saint Simitrius
- Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
- Saint Lambert (d.1154)
- Saint Berenger (died 1093)
- Georgia - National Day
- Poland - Mother's Day
- Australia - National Sorry Day
- Muhammed Ahmad: Faris in Syria; cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3).
- Sally Kristen Ride in Los Angeles: California, USA; first US woman astronaut (STS-7, STS 41G).
- Ilona Christen: German journalist and TV presenter.
- Sally Ride: American astronaut, one of a five-member crew and America's first woman in space on the Challenger 06/18/1983.
- Ramón Calderón: Spanish lawyer and businessman.
- Madeleine Taylor-Quinn: Irish educator and politician
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