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Friday 3 August 1951

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jon Graham and Jay North. When Worlds Collide, directed by Rudolph Mat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while Communism, Democracy, And Catholic Power by Paul Blanshard 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 3 August 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Gamaliel
  • Equatorial Guinea - Armed Forces Day
  • St. Nicodemus
  • Niger - Independence Day
  • St. Walthen
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jon Graham: Rock guitarist / vocalist (Earth, Wind & Fire - Celebrate).
  • Jay North: American child actor who did TV commercials from age six.
  • Marcel Dionne: Canadian ice hockey player.
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Facts:
  • William H Jackson, ends term as Deputy Director of CIA

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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 ?

Communism, Democracy, And Catholic Power

By: Paul Blanshard

Former aide to Mayor La Guardia and Nation editor looks at "two great systems of authoritarian control over men's minds: Kremlin and Vatican.

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The Sea Around Us

By: Rachel Carson

Published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most remarkably successful books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's rare ability to combine scientific insight with moving, poetic prose catapulted her book to first place on ...

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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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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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