Sunday August 12, 1951

US date format: 8/12/1951, UK date format: 12/8/1951

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 1951). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Hector Rodriguez and Charles E Brady Jr in Pinehurst. The Tall Target, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Lighter Side.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • ''The Catcher in the Rye'' is first published by J.D. Salinger.

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Movies

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The Tall Target

The Tall Target

Directed by: Anthony Mann

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

Lost Continent

Lost Continent

Directed by: Sam Newfield

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

The Man in the White Suit

The Man in the White Suit

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough

Country: United States of America

Thunder on the Hill

Thunder on the Hill

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

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

David and Bathsheba

David and Bathsheba

Directed by: Henry King

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

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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Top #1 songs in the USA

  1. - Gimme a Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh?

TV Series

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The Lighter Side

The Lighter Side

Heritage

Heritage

Directed by: Will von Tagen

Manhunt

Manhunt

Directed by: Greg Barker

Front Page Detective

Front Page Detective

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Paula Drew, George Pembroke

Country: United States of America

All Around the Town

All Around the Town

Directed by: Paolo Barzman

Days to next August 12

If August 12, 1951 is your birthday you're 68 years, 11 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

The Caine Mutiny

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The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon …

The China Story by Freda Utley

The China Story

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

Return To Paradise by James A. Michener

Return To Paradise

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James A. Michener, the master of historical fiction, revisits the scenes of his first great work, Tales of the South Pacific, the Pulitzer Prize winner that brought him international acclaim.

We Barrymores by Lionel Barrymore and Cameron Shipp

We Barrymores

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Story of the prominent thespian family, the Barrymores, written by the famous actor, Lionel Barrymore.

The High Calling by James Street

The High Calling

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