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Tuesday 13 November 1951

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Daniel Marsin and Beth Anders. Fixed Bayonets!, directed by Samuel Fuller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while Requiem For A Nun by William Faulkner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dagmar's Canteen.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Fixed Bayonets!

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Richard Basehart, Gene Evans, Michael O'Shea

Country: United States

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Laughter in Paradise

Directed by: Mario Zampi

Starring: Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Guy Middleton

Country: United States

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Quo Vadis

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn

Country: United States

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Brighton Rock

Directed by: John Boulting

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell

Country: United States

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Detective Story

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Out There

Starring: Casey Allen, Robert Webber, Arthur Batanides, Stewart Bradley

Country: United States

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I Love Lucy

Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Country: United States

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Mark Saber

Starring: Tom Conway, James Burke

Country: United States

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Sky King

Starring: Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters

Country: United States

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Boston Blackie

Starring: Kent Taylor, Lois Collier, Frank Orth

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 November 1951 ?

  • Roman festivals - Iovis epulum; feast of Feronia
  • R.C. Saints - Bricius of Tours; Mother Cabrini; Saint Homobonus
  • Also see November 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Daniel Marsin
  • Beth Anders: Norristown, Pennsylvania -- Field hockey sweeper (1984 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
  • Bill Gibson: California, United States -- Rock drummer (Huey Lewis & The News).
  • Pini Gershon: Israeli basketball player and coach.
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Requiem For A Nun

By: William Faulkner

This sequel to Faulkner’s most sensational, Sanctuary, was written twenty years later but takes up the story of Temple Drake eight years after the events related in Sanctuary.

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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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The Magnificent Century

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Magnificent Century, the second volume of Costain's A History of the Plantagenets, covers Henry III's long and turbulent reign, from 1216 to 1272.

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The Cruel Sea

By: Nicholas Monsarrat

A powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World Wat II, this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desparate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats.

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