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Saturday 11 August 1951

1951-08-11

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). A Place in the Sun, directed by George Stevens, 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.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

A Place in the Sun

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters

Country: United States

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When Worlds Collide

Directed by: Rudolph Mat

Starring: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen

Country: United States

Oliver Twist

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh

Country: United States

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Alice in Wonderland

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn

Country: United States

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Show Boat

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Adventures of Kit Carson

Starring: Bill Williams, Don Diamond

Country: United States

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Tales of Tomorrow

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Cameron Prud'Homme, Walter Abel, Edgar Stehli

Country: United States

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What's My Line

Starring: Eamonn Andrews, Isobel Barnett, Gilbert Harding, Bob Monkhouse

Country: United Kingdom

Hollywood Opening Night

Starring: Jimmy Fidler, Jimmy Wallington

Country: United States

Comedy Circus

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 August 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • Brazil - Student�s Day, Lawyer�s Day, Foundation of the Law Studies in Brazil
  • Zimbabwe - Heroes Day
  • Taiwan - Valentine's Day
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Tiburtius
  • St. Chromatius
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 100,000 acres flooded from Mississippi River in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Illinois
  • 1st color baseball game (Braves vs. Dodgers) telecast (WCBS-NYC)
  • New York Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (Canadian Football League) 38-6 in Ottawa.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1951 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Gimme a Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh? - April Stevens (Henri Rene Orchestra)

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Summer fun fashion
  • Time: Singers Mario Lanza and Enrico Caruso
  • Esquire

Books

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

From Here to Eternity

By: James Jones

Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's boxing team, he gets "the treatment" that may break him or kill him. First

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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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