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Saturday 15 September 1951

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Johan Neeskens and Federico Jiménez Losantos. The Day the Earth Stood Still, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while Fight Against Fears by Lucy Freeman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Kate Smith Evening Hour.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe

Country: United States

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Corky of Gasoline Alley

Directed by: Edward Bernds

Starring: Scotty Beckett, Jimmy Lydon, Don Beddoe, Gordon Jones

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A Streetcar Named Desire

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden

Country: United States

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When Worlds Collide

Directed by: Rudolph Maté

Starring: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen, John Hoyt

Country: United States

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Two Dollar Bettor

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

Starring: Steve Brodie, Marie Windsor, John Litel, Barbara Logan

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TV Series

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

The Kate Smith Evening Hour

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Directed by: Greg Barker

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All Around the Town

Directed by: Paolo Barzman

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Sky King

Starring: Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 September 1951 ?

  • Bulgaria - The first day of school.
  • Japan - Respect for the Aged Day before 2003; beginning in 2003, Respect for the Aged Day is held on the third Monday of September.
  • The United Kingdom - the British commemorate the Battle of Britain on the day of the last massive Luftwaffe attack in 1940.
  • Also see September 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Emile Zatopek runs world record 20k (1:01:15.8)
  • Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ingruentium Malorum
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes closes on Broadway in New York City after 740 performances.

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Fight Against Fears

By: Lucy Freeman

Book by Freeman, Lucy

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The High Calling

By: James Street

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The Foundling

By: Francis Cardinal Spellman

Preface: To the multitude of passer-by and the many of every creed who enter St Patrick's open doors therein quietly to pray, humbly i dedicate this book with my heart's hope

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White Man Returns

By: Agnes Newton Keith

White Man Returns

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