Monday 30 July 1951
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
When Worlds Collide, directed by Rudolph Mat, 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.
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- Vanuatu - Independence Day
- St. Julitta (a martyr)
- St. Sennen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Abdon
- Alan Kourie: South African cricketer.
- Gerry Judah: Indian-English painter and sculptor.
- Ilene Kristen: American actress, known for her role as Delilah on the TV soap "Ryan's Hope.
- Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players
- David Lean's ''Oliver Twist'' is finally shown in the United States, after 10 minutes of supposedly anti-Semitic references and closeups of Alec Guinness as Fagin are cut. It will not be shown uncut in the U.S. until 1970.
- August ndash Paramount Pictures releases George Pal science fiction film ''When Worlds Collide''.
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