Wednesday 21 March 1951
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Helena Antonaccio and Donna Gaines.
The Red Badge of Courage, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while Round The Bend by Nevil Shute was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Martinsville, U.S.A..
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- Blessed Clementia of Hohenberg
- World Poetry Day - by UNESCO.
- St. Nicholas of Flue
- Astrology: First day of star sign Aries.
- China: Chunfen.
- Harmony Day in Australia.
- World Down Syndrome Day
- Earth Day.
- Ostara - Neopagan festival of Ostara.
- Bah�'f Faith - End of the 19-day sunrise-to-sunset.fast.
- Saints Philemon and Domnin
- The third day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- Iranian New Year's Day (Norouz): (also celebrated in many other countries of Asia) Iranian calendar.
- Traditional date of vernal equinox, used for reckoning Easter. The real equinox usually occurs one day earlier.
- South Africa: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
- Benito Ju�rez Day, a Fiesta Patria in Mexico.
- Namibia: Independence Day.
- Japan: Vernal Equinox Day (public holiday).
- Egypt: Mother's Day
- New Year of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Helena Antonaccio: Playmate (June, 1969).
- Donna Gaines: American sociologist, journalist, and social worker in the United States.
- Koichi Iwaki: Korean-Japanese actor.
- Conrad Lozano: American bass player (Los Lobos).
- Russell Thompkins: Jr; American soul singer (Stylistics - "Sing Baby Sing").
- Buck Zumhofe: American wrestler
- Willem Mengelberg: Dutch conductor of the Amsterdam Symphony and the London Symphonic Orchestra, the Concertgebouworkest.
- 2,900,000 US soldiers in Korea
- Julius and Ethel Rosenberg convicted of espionage
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