Wednesday 17 October 1951
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include François Allot and Jean-Luc Thierry.
Detective Story, directed by William Wyler, 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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- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
- François Allot: French graphic designer, cartoonist, animator and production designer.
- Jean-Luc Thierry: French anti-nuclear and environmental activist, a conscientious objector who led the campaign "Superphénix and the bomb" in 1984.
- Annie Borckink: Dutch speed skater.
- Roger Pontare: Swedish singer.
- Shari Ulrich: American-Canadian singer-songwriter and violinist (Hometown Band The Pied Pumkin and UHF).
- Egyptian army fires on British troops
- CBS' Eye logo premieres on TV.
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