Friday 12 October 1951
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bernie Ruoff in West Germany Canadian Football League kicker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Darryl Anka.
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel, directed by Henry Hathaway, 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 Foreign Intrigue.
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- El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
- French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
- Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
- Malawi - Mother's Day
- Equatorial Guinea - Independence Day (from Spain, 1968)
- Also see October 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Our Lady of the Pillar (Zaragoza, Spain); Saint Wilfrid
- St. Fiace
- Roman festivals - Fortuna Redux, last day of the Ludi Augustales
- St. Domnina
- St. Seraphinus
- St. Amicus
- St. Edistius
- Bl. Camillus Constanzi
- St. Edwin
- St. Wilfrid
- St. Felix and Cyprian
- St. Heribert
- St. Maximilian of Lorch
- Bernie Ruoff in West Germany Canadian Football League kicker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Hamilton Tiger Cats).
- Darryl Anka: American mystic, a channeler who has been the voice of Bashar, an extraterrestrial consciousness since 1983.
- Sally Little: Cape Town, South Africa -- LPGA golfer (1982 Dinah Shore).
- Ed Royce: American businessman and politician.
- Simon Kimbangu / Kibangu: Congo prophet, dies in captivity at 62.
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