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Saturday 11 August 1951

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Donald DeCicco and Vincent Bilodeau. A Place in the Sun, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while From Here To Eternity by James Jones was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Adventures of Kit Carson.
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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 August 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • Brazil - Student�s Day, Lawyer�s Day, Foundation of the Law Studies in Brazil
  • Zimbabwe - Heroes Day
  • Taiwan - Valentine's Day
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Tiburtius
  • St. Chromatius
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 100,000 acres flooded from Mississippi River in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Illinois
  • 1st color baseball game (Braves vs. Dodgers) telecast (WCBS-NYC)
  • New York Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (Canadian Football League) 38-6 in Ottawa.

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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. Gimme a Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh? - April Stevens (Henri Rene Orchestra)

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1951?

  • Life: Summer fun fashion
  • Time: Singers Mario Lanza and Enrico Caruso
  • Esquire

Books

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

From Here To Eternity

By: James Jones

Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's boxing team, he gets "the treatment" that may

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Crime In America

By: Estes Kefauver

Book by Kefauver, Estes

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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 High Calling

By: James Street

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