Friday 17 August 1951
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Richard Hunt and Robert Joy.
Jim Thorpe -- All-American, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while Communism, Democracy, And Catholic Power by Paul Blanshard was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Adventures of Kit Carson.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 August 1951 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Richard Hunt: Puppeteer / actor (Muppet Movie), dies of AIDS at 40.
- Robert Joy: Montreal, Quebec -- Actor (Big Shots, Suicide Club).
- Alan Minter: England, United Kingdom -- Light-middleweight boxer (1972 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Elba Ramalho: Brazilian singer-songwriter and actress.
- 18th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 33, All-Stars 0 (92,180)
- Hurricane winds drive six ships ashore, at Kingston, Jamaica.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1951 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Gimme a Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh? - April Stevens (Henri Rene Orchestra)
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