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Monday 15 October 1951

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Frank Dimino and Didier Chamizo. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while American Diplomacy, 1900-1950 by George F. Kennan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Foreign Intrigue.
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TV Series

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

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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The Adventures of Kit Carson

Starring: Bill Williams, Don Diamond

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy

Country: United States

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Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Directed by: Albert Lewin

Starring: James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick

Country: United States

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The Lavender Hill Mob

Directed by: Charles Crichton

Starring: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sid James

Country: United States

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Love Nest

Directed by: Joseph Newman

Starring: June Haver, William Lundigan, Frank Fay

Country: United States

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An American in Paris

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
  • French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
  • Frank Dimino: Washington, DC -- Rock vocalist (Angel).
  • Didier Chamizo: French contemporary painter, part of the Figuration Libre (Free figuration) movement of the 1980s.
  • Alistair Hulett: Scottish acoustic folk singer and revolutionary socialist, best known as the singer of the folk punk band, Roaring Jack.
  • Christian Saint-Étienne: French economist, academic, analyst and politician.
  • Roscoe Tanner: American tennis player, ranked overall third in the U.S.
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Facts:
  • I Love Lucy debuts on CBS TV
  • Egyptian parliament accept denounces Suez Canal Treaty
  • Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes conducts the very last step of the first synthesis of norethisterone, the progestin that would later be used in one of the first two oral contraceptives.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Rabbi Louis Finklestein -- Oct. 15, 1951
  • Life: Slow Loris in cup

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Books

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

American Diplomacy, 1900-1950

By: George F. Kennan

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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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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 Road To Bithynia

By: Frank G. Slaughter

Collectible State First Edition; Great gift for a physician or clergyman/woman; Proceeds benefit the Natrona County Public Library

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