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Wednesday, 17 January 1951

1951-01-17

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Halls of Montezuma, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while Joy Street by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Halls of Montezuma

Halls of Montezuma

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Reginald Gardiner

Country: United States

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Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford

Country: United States

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Kim

Kim

Directed by: Victor Saville

Starring: Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas

Country: United States

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Orpheus

Orpheus

Directed by: Jean Cocteau

Starring: Jean Marais, Franois Prier, Mara Casares

Country: United States

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

Directed by: Michael Gordon

Starring: Jos Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre

Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre

Starring: Russell Nype

Country: United States

Two Girls Named Smith

Two Girls Named Smith

Starring: Peggy Ann Garner, Marcia Henderson, Peggy French, Richard Hayes

Country: United States

The Jack LaLanne Show

The Jack LaLanne Show

Starring: Jack LaLanne

Country: United States

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Chief Halftown

Chief Halftown

Starring: Blaze Kelly Coyle, Larry Ferrari, Chief Traynor Ora Halftown, Michelle Krupa

Country: United States

The Lawrence Welk Show

The Lawrence Welk Show

Starring: Lawrence Welk, Dick Dale, Myron Floren, Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Wednesday, 17 January 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
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Facts:
  • China refuses cease-fire in Korea.

Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Perry Como - If
  2. So Long (It's Been Good to Know Ya) - Weavers (Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra)
  3. Jo Stafford - If

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Rose Parade marshal
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Rudolph Bing -- Jan. 15, 1951
  • Esquire

Books

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

From Here to Eternity by James Jones

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 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

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

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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