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Monday 24 December 1951, Christmas Eve

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ronald Bruno and John D'Acquisto. Westward the Women, directed by William A. Wellman, 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 The Roy Rogers Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Westward the Women

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson

Country: United States

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Rashomon

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Machiko Ky, Masayuki Mori

Country: United States

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Distant Drums

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

The Roy Rogers Show

Starring: Dale Evans, Roy Rogers, Pat Brady, Trigger

Country: United States

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Hallmark Hall of Fame

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ronald Bruno: American business merchandising and CEO of Bruno's, a supermarket chain with an expansion ratio of 25 new stores per year (2001).
  • John D'Acquisto: American baseball player.
  • Nick Kent: English-French journalist and author.
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Facts:
  • 1st televised opera (Amahl & Night Visitor)
  • United Kingdom of Libya gains independence from Italy via the United Nations.

Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Arthur Godfrey - Dance Me Loose

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Tintorettos art
  • Time: Stained glass window featuring Madonna & Child found in Chartres Cathedral, France
  • Life: Leigh and Olivier

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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