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Monday 13 August 1951

US date format: 8/13/1951, UK date format: 13/8/1951

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 13, 1951). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Dan Fogelberg and Amy Shapiro. Criminal Lawyer, directed by Seymour Friedman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while His Eye Is On The Sparrow by Ethel Waters and Charles Samuels was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Manhunt.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Criminal Lawyer

Directed by: Seymour Friedman

Starring: Pat O'Brien, Jane Wyatt, Carl Benton Reid, Mary Castle

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St. Benny the Dip

Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer

Starring: Dick Haymes, Nina Foch, Roland Young, Lionel Stander

Country: United States of America

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My Outlaw Brother

Directed by: Elliott Nugent

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Wanda Hendrix, Robert Preston, Robert Stack

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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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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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Mike and Buff

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Historical Events

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  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
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  • Great-Britain and Iraq sign new oil contract

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Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Guy Mitchell - Belle, Belle, My Liberty Belle
  2. Les Paul - Whispering
  3. Les Paul & Mary Ford - The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
  4. While You Danced, Danced, Danced (I Walked In With A Smile) - Georgia Gibbs


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

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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The China Story

By: Freda Utley

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.

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Nature'S Ways

By: Roy Chapman Andrews

A colorful vintage children's book about nature, illustrated with bold paintings , drawing and photos by Andre Durenceau et.al.

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The High Calling

By: James Street

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