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Sunday 12 August 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). 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 A Woman Called Fancy by Frank Yerby 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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The Man in the White Suit

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

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

Country: United States of America

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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 of America

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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 of America

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

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Books

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A Woman Called Fancy

By: Frank Yerby

Vintage fiction by the prolific Georgia author in which Fancy arrived in August, Georgia, on a spring day in 1880, she was 19 years old.

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Crime In America

By: Estes Kefauver

Book by Kefauver, Estes

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The Caine Mutiny

By: Herman Wouk

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 …

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His Eye Is On The Sparrow

By: Ethel Waters and Charles Samuels

Ethel Waters's His Eye is on the Sparrow stands as perhaps the greatest autobiography of a black female performer, capturing both the horror and the joy of the African American woman's experience through the often bitter yet always forgiving voice …

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