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Friday 15 June 1951

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tom Forzani and Vance A Larson. Ace in the Hole, directed by Billy Wilder, 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 Racket Squad.
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TV Series

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

Racket Squad

Starring: Reed Hadley, Hugh Beaumont

Country: United States

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Mr. Wizard

Written by: Jules Power

Starring: Don Herbert, Alan Howard, Rita Walter

Country: United States

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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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Movies

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

Ace in the Hole

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur

Country: United States

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That's My Boy

Directed by: Hal Walker

Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Ruth Hussey

Country: United States

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The Prowler

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Starring: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 June 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • Commemoration of Evelyn Underhill (Anglican mystic and poet)
  • Roman Catholic Church ? Feast of Saint Germaine Cousin, patron of shepherdesses and of victims of child abuse
  • Roman Catholic Church and some Anglican churches: Corpus Christi (moveable feast, 2006)
  • Saint Vitus' Day ? Vitus Diena held in medieval Latvia
  • Malawi's Freedom Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tom Forzani: Canadian Football League wide receiver (Calgary Stampeders).
  • Vance A Larson: American artist (d. 2000).
  • John Redwood: British politician whose name was proposed as a replacement for John Major in mid-June 1995 when Major threatened to resign.
  • Vance Larson: American painter (d. 2000).
  • Alan Soper: STFC Senior Fellow at the ISIS neutron source.
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Facts:
  • 1st coml electronic computer dedicated Philadelphia
  • Joe Louis scores his last knock-out victory.
  • July 1- In New Mexico, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, thousands of acres of forests are destroyed in fires.
  • Colombo Plan operations commence.
  • Judy Garland opens the first of 14 concerts in Dublin, Ireland at the Theatre Royal.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. I'm In Love Again - April Stevens (Henri Rene Orchestra)

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Vivian Blaine
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: A. Whitney Griswold -- June 11, 1951
  • Life: Ursula Thiess

Books

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

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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Moulin Rouge

By: Pierre La Mure

Very Good/Fair. Copyright 1950; Stated First Printing. ; Book in blue linen with coral stamped device and title; linen with light edge wear, spine ends darkened.

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This Is The Hour

By: Lion Feuchtwanger

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746 - 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns.

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Return To Paradise

By: James A. Michener

James A. Michener, the master of historical fiction, revisits the scenes of his first great work, Tales of the South Pacific, the Pulitzer Prize winner that brought him international acclaim.

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