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Wednesday 11 April 1951

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Robbie House and James Patrick Kelly. Circle of Danger, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Circuit Rider.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Circle of Danger

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Ray Milland, Patricia Roc, Marius Goring, Hugh Sinclair

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Only the Valiant

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Gregory Peck, Barbara Payton, Ward Bond, Gig Young

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My Forbidden Past

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas, Lucile Watson

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A Place in the Sun

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere

Country: United States

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Miss Julie

Directed by: Alf Sjöberg

Starring: Anita Björk, Ulf Palme, Märta Dorff, Lissi Alandh

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TV Series

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

Circuit Rider

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The Railway Children

Directed by: Damian Cruden

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With This Ring

Directed by: Nzingha Stewart

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Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok

Starring: Guy Madison, Andy Devine

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 April 1951 ?

  • Saint Stanislas
  • Juan Santamarfa Day, anniversary of his death in the Battle of Rivas (State holiday in Costa Rica).
  • Saint Godeberta
  • Saint Gemma of Lucca
  • The Feast Day of Martyr Antipas in the Greek Orthodox Church.
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  • President Truman fires General Douglas McArthur
  • American President Harry Truman fires General Douglas McArthur.
  • Korean War: President Harry Truman relieves General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea.
  • The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey. It had been taken by Scottish nationalist students from its place in Westminster Abbey.

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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1951 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Too Young - Nat King Cole (Les Baxter & His Orchestra)
  2. Mario Lanza - The Loveliest Night Of The Year


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

The Cardinal

By: Henry Morton Robinson

On its first publication, The Cardinal was an immediate bestseller. A selection of the Literary Guild, it was published in more than a dozen languages and sold over two million copies.

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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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World So Wide

By: Sinclair Lewis

Harry Sinclair Lewis (1885 – 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in

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The Left Hand Of God

By: William E. Barrett

"In a remote region of China Jim Carmody seized the opportunity to escape from Mieh Yang, the bandit war lord he served as lieutenant, by masquerading as a Catholic priest.

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