Wednesday 26 December 1951
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Scofield and C Henderson.
Westward the Women, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Dangerous Assignment.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 December 1951 ?
- First day of Kwanzaa
- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
- Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
- Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
- Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
- Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
- First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
- Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- St. Stephen's Day, a public holiday in Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, and the Republic of Ireland.
- R.C. Saints - Saint Stephen
- South Africa - Day of Goodwill, a public holiday
- Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day (1990)
- John Scofield: American jazz musician, a guitarist and composer, he has played with greats like Miles Davis, Chet Baker, and Charlie Mingus.
- C Henderson: American author and critic (d. 2014).
- Richard Skinner: English radio and television host.
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