Monday September 17, 1951

US date format: 9/17/1951, UK date format: 17/9/1951

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 17, 1951). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Cassandra Peterson and Alain Suguenot. The Red Badge of Courage, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while The Road To Bithynia by Frank G. Slaughter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sky King.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Borscht Capades opens at Royale Theater NYC for 90 performances
  • Romanian Bishop A Pacha of Timisoara sentenced to 18 years

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Movies

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The Red Badge of Courage

The Red Badge of Courage

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick, Royal Dano

Country: United States of America

The Well

The Well

Directed by: Leo C. Popkin, Russell Rouse

Starring: Gwendolyn Laster, Richard Rober, Maidie Norman, George Hamilton

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe

Country: United States of America

The Lady with a Lamp

The Lady with a Lamp

Directed by: Herbert Wilcox

Starring: Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding, Gladys Young, Felix Aylmer

Corky of Gasoline Alley

Corky of Gasoline Alley

Directed by: Edward Bernds

Starring: Scotty Beckett, Jimmy Lydon, Don Beddoe, Gordon Jones

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Music charts

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Top #3 songs in the USA

  1. - And So to Sleep Again
  2. - Sin (It's No Sin)
  3. - Wonder Why

TV Series

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Sky King

Sky King

Starring: Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters

Country: United States of America

The Kate Smith Evening Hour

The Kate Smith Evening Hour

The Big Question

The Big Question

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The Egg and I

The Egg and I

Directed by: Chester Erskine

The Lighter Side

The Lighter Side

Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Woman Called Fancy by Frank Yerby

A Woman Called Fancy

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Vintage fiction by the prolific Georgia author in which Fancy arrived in August, Georgia, on a spring day in 1880, she was 19 years old.

A Few Buttons Missing by James T. Fisher and Lowell S. Hawley

A Few Buttons Missing

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"An easy and delightful introduction to all levels of madness -- the informal story of the life and problems of a psychiatrist through half a century of practice.

From Here To Eternity by James Jones

From Here To Eternity

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Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's boxing team, he gets "the treatment" that may

The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

The Caine Mutiny

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The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon …

Proud New Flags by F. Van Wyck Mason

Proud New Flags

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