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Monday 2 July 1951

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ronny Coutteure and Joey Puerta. Strangers on a Train, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while Rommel, The Desert Fox by Desmond Young was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Front Page Detective.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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That's My Boy

Directed by: Hal Walker

Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Ruth Hussey

Country: United States

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The Prowler

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Starring: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell

Country: United States

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The Thing from Another World

Directed by: Christian Nyby

Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Mr. Wizard

Written by: Jules Power

Starring: Don Herbert, Alan Howard, Rita Walter

Country: United States

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The Victor Borge Show

Starring: Victor Borge, Art Carney

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 July 1951 ?

  • Feast Day of St. John Regis
  • Originally, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Feast of the Visitation was celebrated on this day, although it has since been transferred to May 31
  • Palio di Provenzano in Siena, Italy
  • Canada Day. Under the Holidays Act, Canada Day is always observed on July 1 unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed on July 2.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bill Veeck buys St. Louis Browns from Bill and Charlie DeWitt
  • Bob and Ray show premieres on NBC radio
  • Hugo Yarnold stumps 6 at Dundee, Worcester vs. Scotland
  • Island advisor of Curacao installed
  • Leidse astronomers discover radio signal out of Milky Way system

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

Rommel, The Desert Fox

By: Desmond Young

Early in 1941, the famed British Eighth Army was on the route to victory in North Africa. Just a few months later, this same army was on the verge of total

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The China Story

By: Freda Utley

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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The Riddle Of Macarthur

By: John Gunther

The Riddle of MacArthur

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Ark Of Empire

By: Idwal Jones

The subject of this 1951 book is one of the most famous buildings in San Francisco, the so-called Montgomery Block, San Francisco's first fireproof and earthquake resistant building.

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