On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1951

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"An American in Paris" with music by George Gershwin, directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron premieres in London (Academy Awards Best Picture 1952)

Actor and Dancer Gene Kelly
Actor and Dancer
Gene Kelly
Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin
  • Jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart

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