Friday 16 March 1951
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kate Nelligan and Ritchie Teeter.
The Red Badge of Courage, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while Moulin Rouge by Pierre La Mure was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Martinsville, U.S.A..
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 March 1951 ?
- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
- Kate Nelligan: London, Ontario -- Actress (Bethune, Eye of the Needle).
- Ritchie Teeter: Rocker.
- Ray Benson in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; country singer ("House of Blue Lights").
- Ray Benson: American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Asleep at the Wheel).
- Erich Cviertna: Czech footballer and manager (d. 2013).
- Joe DeLamielleure: American football player
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1951 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Bing Crosby & Andrews Sisters - Sparrow In The Tree Top
- Would I Love You (Love You, Love You) - Doris Day (Harry James Orchestra)
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