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Friday 28 December 1951

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kenneth Pope and Valdenir Benedetti. 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 Dangerous Assignment.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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 this week ?

Dangerous Assignment

Starring: Brian Donlevy

Country: United States

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Life with Elizabeth

Starring: Del Moore, Betty White, Jack Narz

Country: United States

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The Christophers

Starring: Jack Haley, Gigi Perreau, Ruth Hussey, Dean Jagger

Country: United States

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Sheriff John's Lunch Brigade

Starring: John Rovick

Country: United States

New American Bandstand 1965

Starring: Peaches Johnson, Dick Clark

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 December 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kenneth Pope: NFL Player.
  • Valdenir Benedetti: Brazilian professional astrologer who founded his own school, is a consultant, and the author of a sun-sign column in a woman's magazine.
  • Borwin Bandelow: German psychologist, a specialist in neurology and psychiatry.
  • John Gray: American psychotherapist and writer, the author of "Men, Woman and Relationships," 1990 and the best-selling (close to two million copies) "Men Are From Mars, Women From Venus," 1992.
  • Ian Buruma: Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East.
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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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