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Wednesday 4 July 1951, US Independence Day

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ralph Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. Strangers on a Train, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while From Here To Eternity by James Jones was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Front Page Detective.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Strangers on a Train

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman

Country: United States

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Ace in the Hole

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur

Country: United States

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That's My Boy

Directed by: Hal Walker

Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Ruth Hussey

Country: United States

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The Prowler

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Starring: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell

Country: United States

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The Thing from Another World

Directed by: Christian Nyby

Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Front Page Detective

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Paula Drew, George Pembroke

Country: United States

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Ernie in Kovacsland

Starring: Ernie Kovacs, Edie Adams

Country: United States

The Amos 'n Andy Show

Written by: Charles J. Correll, Freeman F. Gosden

Starring: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Johnny Lee

Country: United States

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Racket Squad

Starring: Reed Hadley, Hugh Beaumont

Country: United States

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Down You Go

Written by: Polly Cowan

Starring: Bergen Evans, Jerome Weidman, Patricia Cutts, Francis Coughlin

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 July 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ralph Johnson: Rock drummer (Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star).
  • Kathleen Kennedy Townsend: American politician.
  • Philippe Dieuleveult: French TV host, well known and popular.
  • Sharon Gannon: American yoga teacher, animal rights advocate, musician, author, dancer/choreographer and painter.
  • Bruno Mahl: German engine driver of "Deutsche Bahn AG" since 4/13/ 1973), and a professional astrologer and software developer.
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Music Charts

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1951?

  • Life: Heroes in Korea Medal of Honor
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Pentagon -- July 2, 1951
  • Esquire

Books

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

From Here to Eternity

By: James Jones

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timeTHE COMPLETE UNCENSORED EDITION • THE WORLD WAR II MASTERPIECE AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE READ • WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD Diamond Head, ...

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The Caine Mutiny

By: Herman Wouk

The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon ...

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Moses

By: Sholem Asch

Hardcover: 505 pages Publisher: GP Putnam's Sons, NY; First Edition edition (June 1951) Language: English ISBN-10: 999740629X ISBN-13: 978-9997406293 Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.1 x 1.5

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The Cardinal

By: Henry Morton Robinson

On its first publication, The Cardinal was an immediate bestseller. A selection of the Literary Guild, it was published in more than a dozen languages and sold over two million copies.

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Videogames

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