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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 Fight Against Fears by Lucy Freeman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Manhunt.
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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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Best of the Badmen

Directed by: William D. Russell

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

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The Secret of Convict Lake

Directed by: Michael Gordon

Starring: Glenn Ford, Gene Tierney, Ethel Barrymore, Zachary Scott

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Directed by: Greg Barker

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All Around the Town

Directed by: Paolo Barzman

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Tag the Gag

The Bell Family

The Adventures of Kit Carson

Starring: Bill Williams, Don Diamond

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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  • 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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Fight Against Fears

By: Lucy Freeman

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The High Calling

By: James Street

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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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Joy Street

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

A young woman brought up in a Brahmin family on Beacon Hill falls in love with a man from a very different background.

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