Tuesday August 21, 1951

US date format: 8/21/1951, UK date format: 21/8/1951

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 21, 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 Glenn Hughes and Harry Smith in Indiana. The River, directed by Jean Renoir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while Nature'S Ways by Roy Chapman Andrews was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Lighter Side.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held

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Movies

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Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

Country: United States of America

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll

Country: United States of America

The Lavender Hill Mob

The Lavender Hill Mob

Directed by: Charles Crichton

Starring: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass

Country: United States of America

The River

The River

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Patricia Walters, Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight, Arthur Shields

Country: United States of America

En la palma de tu mano

En la palma de tu mano

Directed by: Roberto Gavaldón

Starring: Arturo de Córdova, Leticia Palma, Ramón Gay, Consuelo Guerrero de Luna

TV Series

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Front Page Detective

Front Page Detective

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Paula Drew, George Pembroke

Country: United States of America

All Around the Town

All Around the Town

Directed by: Paolo Barzman

Manhunt

Manhunt

Directed by: Greg Barker

The Lighter Side

The Lighter Side

Heritage

Heritage

Directed by: Will von Tagen

Days to next August 21

If August 21, 1951 is your birthday you're 69 years, 5 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 26 days.
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Books

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Nature'S Ways by Roy Chapman Andrews

Nature'S Ways

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A colorful vintage children's book about nature, illustrated with bold paintings , drawing and photos by Andre Durenceau et.al.

A Soldier'S Story by Omar Nelson Bradley

A Soldier'S Story

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D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of Paris, the relentless drive through Germany toward Allied victory--Omar Bradley, the "GI General," was there for every major engagement in the European

The Troubled Air by Irwin Shaw

The Troubled Air

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Irwin Shaw’s provocative classic about courage and morality at the height of McCarthyismClement Archer, head of a popular radio show, faces a profound dilemma: Five of his employees stand accused of

The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson

The Sea Around Us

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Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on …

The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat

The Cruel Sea

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A powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World Wat II, this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desparate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats.

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 21, 1951?

On August 21, 1951 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is August 21, 1951?

On August 21, 1951 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 21, 1951?

On August 21, 1951 the US President was Harry S. Truman (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 21, 1951?

On August 21, 1951 the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 21, 1951?

On August 21, 1951 Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 21, 1951?

On August 21, 1951 several famous people were born including, Glenn Hughes, Eric Goles, Harry Smith in Indiana.

Which famous people died on August 21, 1951?

Famous people died on August 21, 1951 include, Constant Lambert, (Leonard) Constant Lambert.


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