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Sunday 21 October 1951

1951-10-21

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Detective Story, directed by William Wyler, 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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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Detective Story

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix

Country: United States

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The History of Mr. Polly

Directed by: Anthony Pélissier

Starring: John Mills, Sally Ann Howes, Betty Ann Davies

Country: United States

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy

Country: United States

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Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Directed by: Albert Lewin

Starring: James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick

Country: United States

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The Lavender Hill Mob

Directed by: Charles Crichton

Starring: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sid James

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Out There

Starring: Casey Allen, Robert Webber, Arthur Batanides, Stewart Bradley

Country: United States

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Foreign Intrigue

Starring: Jerome Thor, Gerald Mohr, James Daly

Country: United States

I Love Lucy

Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Country: United States

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Goodyear Playhouse

Starring: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Country: United States

Mark Saber

Starring: Tom Conway, James Burke

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
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Facts:
  • A storm in southern Italy kills over 100.

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Music Charts

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Rabbi Louis Finklestein -- Oct. 15, 1951
  • Life: Slow Loris in cup

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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