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Saturday 12 May 1951

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gunnar Larrson and George Karl. while My Six Convicts by Donald Powell Wilson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching AMC.
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TV Series

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

The Victor Borge Show

Starring: Victor Borge, Art Carney

Country: United States

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Crusade in the Pacific

Starring: Westbrook Van Voorhis

Country: United States

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The Range Rider

Starring: Jock Mahoney, Dickie Jones

Country: United States

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The Jack LaLanne Show

Starring: Jack LaLanne

Country: United States

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The Lawrence Welk Show

Starring: Lawrence Welk, Dick Dale, Myron Floren, Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Thing from Another World

Directed by: Christian Nyby

Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness

Country: United States

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Father's Little Dividend

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor

Country: United States

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The Tales of Hoffmann

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville, Ludmilla Tchrina

Country: United States

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The Red Badge of Courage

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick

Country: United States

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Royal Wedding

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 May 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gunnar Larrson: Sweden -- 200m / 400m swimmer (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • George Karl: American basketball Head Coach, Supersonics.
  • Eric Wauters: Belgian equestrian who rode in the Atlanta Olympics 1996, placing 69th in individual jumping and 13th in team jumping.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Oscar DePriest: American politician (Representative-Democrat-Illinois), dies at age 80.
Facts:
  • 1st H Bomb test, on Enewetak Atoll
  • First hydrogen bomb test, on Enewetak Atoll.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Frankie Laine - Rose, Rose, I Love You
  2. Old Soldiers Never Die - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
  3. On Top of Old Smoky - Percy Faith & His Orchestra (Vocal Burl Ives)

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Phyllis Kirk
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jawaharlal Nehru -- May 7, 1951
  • Esquire

Books

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

My Six Convicts

By: Donald Powell Wilson

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God'S Men

By: Pearl S. Buck

An enthralling tale, divided between China and America, of two friends inspired by radically opposed idealsThis deeply felt novel tells the story of William Lane and Clem Miller, Americans who meet

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Out Of This World

By: Lowell Thomas Jr

This is a new release of the original 1950 edition.

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Rommel, The Desert Fox

By: Desmond Young

Early in 1941, the famed British Eighth Army was on the route to victory in North Africa. Just a few months later, this same army was on the verge of total

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