Saturday 15 September 1951
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Johan Neeskens and Federico Jiménez Losantos.
The Day the Earth Stood Still, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while Fight Against Fears by Lucy Freeman was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Kate Smith Evening Hour.
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- Bulgaria - The first day of school.
- Japan - Respect for the Aged Day before 2003; beginning in 2003, Respect for the Aged Day is held on the third Monday of September.
- The United Kingdom - the British commemorate the Battle of Britain on the day of the last massive Luftwaffe attack in 1940.
- Also see September 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
- RC Saints - Feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows.
- Independence Day from Spain (1821) for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, celebrated everywhere with marches from schoolchildren.
- In ancient Greece, the second day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the priests of Demeter declared the public start of the rites.
- In Slovakia - Holyday of the Seven sorrows of Virgin Maria
- Johan Neeskens: Dutch footballer and manager.
- Federico Jiménez Losantos
- Pete Carroll: American football coach.
- Jacinto Guerrero: Composer, dies at 56.
- Emile Zatopek runs world record 20k (1:01:15.8)
- Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ingruentium Malorum
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes closes on Broadway in New York City after 740 performances.
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