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Saturday 12 May 1951

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 12, 1951). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Eric Wauters and Olivier Lejeune. Along the Great Divide, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while The Far Side Of Paradise by Arthur Mizener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Treasure Island.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Along the Great Divide

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, John Agar, Walter Brennan

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On the Riviera

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet, Marcel Dalio

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One Wild Oat

Directed by: Charles Saunders

Starring: Robertson Hare, Stanley Holloway, Vera Pearce, Andrew Crawford

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Goodbye, My Fancy

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

Starring: Joan Crawford, Robert Young, Frank Lovejoy, Eve Arden

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Home Town Story

Directed by: Arthur Pierson

Starring: Jeffrey Lynn, Donald Crisp, Marjorie Reynolds, Alan Hale Jr.

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TV Series

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

Treasure Island

Directed by: Yevgeni Fridman

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Not for Publication

Directed by: Paul Bartel

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Circuit Rider

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Daydreaming with Laraine

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 May 1951 ?

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

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 12, 1951 - Geocentric view

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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. On Top of Old Smoky - Percy Faith & His Orchestra (Vocal Burl Ives)
  3. Old Soldiers Never Die - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra


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

The Far Side Of Paradise

By: Arthur Mizener

When the original edition of the first full-length biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald appeared, a decade after the writer’s death, in 1951, it was widely acclaimed as a sensitive, scholarly appraisal

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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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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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Out Of This World

By: Lowell Thomas Jr

This is a new release of the original 1950 edition.

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