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Sunday 16 December 1951

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Adriana Aguirre and Bill Bateman. The African Queen, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while The President'S Lady by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dragnet.
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TV Series

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

Dragnet

Written by: Jack Webb

Starring: Jack Webb

Country: United States

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See It Now

Starring: Edward R. Murrow

Country: United States

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The Dinah Shore Show

Starring: Dinah Shore, Gisele MacKenzie, Fred Waring

Country: United States

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Bob and Ray

Starring: Bob Elliott, Ray Goulding, Cloris Leachman, Audrey Meadows

Country: United States

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Out There

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

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The African Queen

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley

Country: United States

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Decision Before Dawn

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner

Country: United States

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Miracle in Milan

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Emma Gramatica, Francesco Golisano, Paolo Stoppa

Country: United States

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On Dangerous Ground

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond

Country: United States

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I'll See You in My Dreams

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Doris Day, Danny Thomas, Frank Lovejoy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 December 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
  • Bahrain - National Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Adriana Aguirre: Argentina star and actress.
  • Bill Bateman: American musician, a drummer with The Blasters.
  • Fabrizia Carminati: Italian television announcer and television personality, working for Mediaset, a mass media company which is the largest commercial broadcaster in the country, founded in the 1970s by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.
  • Sally Emerson: English author and poet.
  • Mike Flanagan: American baseball player coach and sportscaster (d. 2011).
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Facts:
  • Salar Jung Museum is opened to the public by Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • EBR-1, the world's first (experimental) nuclear power plant, opens.
  • A chartered C46 Curtis Commando crash lands in Cobourg, Ontario Canada all on board survived.
  • WMO becomes a specialized agency of the United Nations.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Les Paul - Jingle Bells

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Trumans wardrobe
  • Time: Editors and founders of the Reader's Digest
  • Life: Christmas lingerie fashion

Books

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

The President'S Lady

By: Irving Stone

In this acclaimed biographical novel, Irving Stone brings to life the tender and poignant love story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson. "Beyond any doubt one of the great romances of all time."

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The End Of The Affair

By: Graham Greene

"A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses a moment of experience from which to look ahead..." "This is a record of hate far more than of love," writes Maurice

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Closing The Ring

By: Winston S. Churchill

The drive to victory between June 1943 and July 1944, as the Allies consolidate their achievements, with enormous difficulty and great divergence of opinion.

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Fifty Billion Dollars

By: Jesse H. Jones and Edward Angly

Signed by Jesse Jones on the free endpaper. Fourth printing. NO dust jacket. Our books are shipped Media Mail with Delivery Confirmation.

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