Wednesday 12 December 1951
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Steven Alan Hawley in Ottawa and Caren Kaye in New York City.
On Dangerous Ground, directed by Nicholas Ray, 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 Dragnet.
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- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
- Steven Alan Hawley in Ottawa: Kansas, USA; PhD/astronaut (STS 41-D, STS 61-C, STS 31, STS 82).
- Caren Kaye in New York City: New York, USA; actress (My Tutor, Blansky's Beauties).
- Roseline Vachetta: French Trotskyist politician.
- Steven Hawley: Astronaut.
- Rehman Malik: Pakistani politician Pakistani Minister of Interior.
- Mildred Bailey: American military woman, a Brigadier General who was head of the Women's Army Corps from 1971-75 during the Vietnam War.
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