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Monday 20 August 1951

1951-08-20

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). St. Benny the Dip, directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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

St. Benny the Dip

Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer

Starring: Dick Haymes, Nina Foch, Roland Young

Country: United States

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Jim Thorpe -- All-American

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Steve Cochran

Country: United States

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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Gustav Diessl

Country: United States

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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

TV Series

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

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 20 August 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
Famous Birthdays:
  • Greg Bear: American author.
  • Mohamed Morsi: Egyptian engineer and politician 5th President of Egypt.
  • DeForest Soaries: American minister and politician 30th Secretary of State of New Jersey.
  • Marcel Dadi: French-Tunisian jewish musician, a folk guitarist.
  • Phil Lynott: Dublin, Ireland -- Rock bassist (Thin Lizzy).
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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Les Paul & Mary Ford - The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
  2. While You Danced, Danced, Danced (I Walked In With A Smile) - Georgia Gibbs
  3. Les Paul - Whispering
  4. Guy Mitchell - Belle, Belle, My Liberty Belle

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Swimmer Barbara Hobelmann
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. Gen. Vasily Stalin -- Aug. 20, 1951
  • Life: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

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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