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Thursday 2 August 1951

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Andrew Gold in Burbank and Joe Lynn Turner. When Worlds Collide, directed by Rudolph Mat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while Moulin Rouge by Pierre La Mure was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tales of Tomorrow.
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TV Series

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

Tales of Tomorrow

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Cameron Prud'Homme, Walter Abel, Edgar Stehli

Country: United States

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Comedy Circus

Country: United States

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Front Page Detective

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Paula Drew, George Pembroke

Country: United States

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The Amos 'n Andy Show

Written by: Charles J. Correll, Freeman F. Gosden

Starring: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Johnny Lee

Country: United States

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Racket Squad

Starring: Reed Hadley, Hugh Beaumont

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Oliver Twist

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh

Country: United States

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Alice in Wonderland

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn

Country: United States

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Show Boat

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel

Country: United States

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Strangers on a Train

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman

Country: United States

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Ace in the Hole

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 August 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
  • St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
  • St. Stephen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
  • Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
Famous Birthdays:
  • Andrew Gold in Burbank: California, USA; rocker (Lonely Boy).
  • Joe Lynn Turner: American singer (Deep Purple, Rainbow).
  • Andrew Gold: American singer-songwriter and producer (Wax) (d. 2011).
  • Steve Hillage: English guitarist (Uriel Gong Khan and System 7).
  • Joe Turner: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Deep Purple Rainbow Fandango Brazen Abbot and Hughes Turner Project).
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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Tony Bennett - Cold, Cold Heart

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Esquire
  • Life: Gary Crosby
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: King Baudouin I -- July 30, 1951

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Moulin Rouge

By: Pierre La Mure

Very Good/Fair. Copyright 1950; Stated First Printing. ; Book in blue linen with coral stamped device and title; linen with light edge wear, spine ends darkened.

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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

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The Catcher In The Rye

By: J.D. Salinger

Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories ? particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme ?

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We Barrymores

By: Lionel Barrymore and Cameron Shipp

Story of the prominent thespian family, the Barrymores, written by the famous actor, Lionel Barrymore.

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