It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
  • Halls of MontezumaHalls of Montezuma
    directed by Lewis Milestone
    starring: Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Reginald Gardiner
  • Born YesterdayBorn Yesterday
    directed by George Cukor
    starring: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford
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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

Facts
  • China refuses cease-fire in Korea.

Famous People born
Rolando Thoeni: Italy -- Slalom (1972 Olympics - Bronze Medalist)

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Music Charts

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

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover

Magazine

 TIME Magazine Cover: Rudolph Bing -- Jan. 15, 1951
TIME Magazine Cover: Rudolph Bing -- Jan. 15, 1951
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Books

From Here to Eternity - James Jones

From Here to Eternity - James Jones

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Books

The Caine Mutiny - Herman Wouk

The Caine Mutiny - Herman Wouk

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Books

Moses - Sholem Asch

Moses - Sholem Asch

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Books

The Cardinal - Henry Morton Robinson

The Cardinal - Henry Morton Robinson

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Old Journal Ads

Remington Rand Typewriter Secretary Lorene Bolt (1951)Remington Rand Typewriter Secretary Lorene Bolt (1951)
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Old Journal Ads

Airway Coffee (1951)Airway Coffee (1951)
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Old Journal Ads

Contour Furnitures Contour Lounge Chair (1951)Contour Furnitures Contour Lounge Chair (1951)
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