Saturday 6 October 1951
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gavin Sutherland and Kevin Cronin.
Love Nest, directed by Joseph Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while Proud New Flags by F. Van Wyck Mason was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Schlitz Playhouse.
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- Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
- Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
- U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
- French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Ireland - Ivy Day, formerly honoring the Irish revolutionary Padraig Pearse, commemmorates the death of Charles Stewart Parnell.
- Also see October 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Bruno, St Faith
- Gavin Sutherland
- Kevin Cronin: American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (REO Speedwagon).
- Clive Rees: Singaporean-Welsh rugby player and educator.
- Manfred Winkelhock: German race car driver (d. 1985).
- Stalin proclaims Russia has atom bomb
- Malayan Emergency: Communist insurgents kill British commander Sir Henry Gurney.
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