Monday December 31, 1951, NewYear’s Eve

US date format: 12/31/1951, UK date format: 31/12/1951

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 31, 1951). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Tom Hamilton and Tom Hamilton in Colorado Springs. Crosswinds, directed by Lewis R. Foster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while Look Younger, Live Longer by Gayelord Hauser was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hit Parade.
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Directed by: Lewis R. Foster

Starring: John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, Forrest Tucker, Alan Mowbray

Love Nest

Directed by: Joseph M. Newman

Starring: June Haver, William Lundigan, Frank Fay, Marilyn Monroe

Country: United States of America

Across the Wide Missouri

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak, Adolphe Menjou

Country: United States of America

Fort Defiance

Directed by: John Rawlins

Starring: Dane Clark, Ben Johnson, Peter Graves, Tracey Roberts

Detective Story

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 31, 1951?


  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.


  • The Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than $13.3 billion USD in foreign aid to rebuild Europe.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 31, 1951?

    Top #1 songs in the USA

  1. Frosty the Snowman - Nat King Cole Pete Rugolo & His Orchestra)

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Hit Parade

Directed by: Joe Casey

The Dinah Shore Show

Starring: Dinah Shore, Gisele MacKenzie, Fred Waring

Country: United States of America

Pet Shop

Directed by: Hope Perello

The Range Rider

Directed by: Don McDougall

Starring: Jock Mahoney, Dickie Jones

Country: United States of America

Crusade in the Pacific

Starring: Westbrook Van Voorhis

Country: United States of America

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1952?


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?

Look Younger, Live Longer

By: Gayelord Hauser

Every man and woman, young or old, will find in this book sane and sound advice that should make the mature years of life a healthier and happier time.

The Hinge Of Fate

By: Winston Churchill

From uninterrupted defeat to almost unbroken success: a year when Rommel is gradually thrown back in North Africa, and in the Pacific the tide turns.

How To Lay A Nest Egg

By: Edgar Scott

How to Lay a Nest Egg, 1950 1st Edition (2nd printing), by Edgar Scott. Financial facts of life for the average girl.

The Spanish Gardener

By: A.J. Cronin

When Mr Harrington Brande moves himself and his precious young son Nicholas to a grand house in the deserted Spanish town of San Jorge he is planning on a fresh start

Joy Street

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

A young woman brought up in a Brahmin family on Beacon Hill falls in love with a man from a very different background.

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