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Wednesday 8 August 1951

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 8, 1951). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Louis van Gaal and Mohamed Morsi. The Tall Target, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while My Six Convicts by Donald Powell Wilson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Manhunt.
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Movies

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The Tall Target

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Dick Powell, Paula Raymond, Adolphe Menjou, Marshall Thompson

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Lost Continent

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: Cesar Romero, Hillary Brooke, Chick Chandler, John Hoyt

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Thunder on the Hill

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Ann Blyth, Robert Douglas, Anne Crawford

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David and Bathsheba

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Raymond Massey, Kieron Moore

Country: United States

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Best of the Badmen

Directed by: William D. Russell

Starring: Robert Ryan, Claire Trevor, Jack Buetel, Robert Preston

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TV Series

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Manhunt

Directed by: Greg Barker

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Front Page Detective

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Paula Drew, George Pembroke

Country: United States

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All Around the Town

Directed by: Paolo Barzman

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The Black Arrow

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

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Historical Events

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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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Planetary positions on August 08, 1951 - Geocentric view

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Books

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My Six Convicts

By: Donald Powell Wilson

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The High Calling

By: James Street

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The Troubled Air

By: Irwin Shaw

Irwin Shaw’s provocative classic about courage and morality at the height of McCarthyismClement Archer, head of a popular radio show, faces a profound dilemma: Five of his employees stand accused of

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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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