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Sunday 16 December 1951

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Adriana Aguirre and Bill Bateman. The African Queen, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dragnet.
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Movies

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

The African Queen

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley

Country: United States

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Decision Before Dawn

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner

Country: United States

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On Dangerous Ground

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond

Country: United States

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Miracle in Milan

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Emma Gramatica, Francesco Golisano, Paolo Stoppa

Country: United States

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I'll See You in My Dreams

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Doris Day, Danny Thomas, Frank Lovejoy

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Dragnet

Written by: Jack Webb

Starring: Jack Webb

Country: United States

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The Name's the Same

Starring: Joan Alexander, Robert Q. Lewis

Country: United States

See It Now

Starring: Edward R. Murrow

Country: United States

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The Dinah Shore Show

Starring: Dinah Shore, Gisele MacKenzie, Fred Waring

Country: United States

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Bob and Ray

Starring: Bob Elliott, Ray Goulding, Cloris Leachman, Audrey Meadows

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 December 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
  • Bahrain - National Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Adriana Aguirre: Argentina star and actress.
  • Bill Bateman: American musician, a drummer with The Blasters.
  • Fabrizia Carminati: Italian television announcer and television personality, working for Mediaset, a mass media company which is the largest commercial broadcaster in the country, founded in the 1970s by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.
  • Sally Emerson: English author and poet.
  • Mike Flanagan: American baseball player coach and sportscaster (d. 2011).
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Facts:
  • Salar Jung Museum is opened to the public by Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • EBR-1, the world's first (experimental) nuclear power plant, opens.
  • A chartered C46 Curtis Commando crash lands in Cobourg, Ontario Canada all on board survived.
  • WMO becomes a specialized agency of the United Nations.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Les Paul - Jingle Bells

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Trumans wardrobe
  • Time: Editors and founders of the Reader's Digest
  • Life: Christmas lingerie fashion

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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