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Wednesday 8 August 1951

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Louis van Gaal and Mohamed Morsi. A Place in the Sun, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while Crime In America by Estes Kefauver was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Adventures of Kit Carson.
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Movies

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

A Place in the Sun

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

The Adventures of Kit Carson

Starring: Bill Williams, Don Diamond

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Louis van Gaal
  • Mohamed Morsi: Egyptian politician who served as the fifth President of Egypt, having assumed office on 30 June 2012.
  • Mamoru Oshi
  • Randy Shilts: American writer, a journalist and the author of a groundbreaking best-seller, "And The Band Played On," 1987, an expose and report on the situation of AIDS in the U.S.
  • Martin Brest: Bronx, New York -- Actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High).
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Life magazine

Books

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

Crime In America

By: Estes Kefauver

Book by Kefauver, Estes

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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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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 Foundling

By: Francis Cardinal Spellman

Preface: To the multitude of passer-by and the many of every creed who enter St Patrick's open doors therein quietly to pray, humbly i dedicate this book with my heart's hope

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