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Wednesday 16 May 1951

US date format: 5/16/1951, UK date format: 16/5/1951

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1951). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christian Lacroix and Emmanuel Todd. The Prowler, directed by Joseph Losey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while Out Of This World by Lowell Thomas Jr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Black Arrow.
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What the sky looked like on 16 May 1951

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Movies

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

The Prowler

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Starring: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell, Katherine Warren

Country: United States

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The Frogmen

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Richard Widmark, Dana Andrews, Gary Merrill, Jeffrey Hunter

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Along the Great Divide

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, John Agar, Walter Brennan

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On the Riviera

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet, Marcel Dalio

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One Wild Oat

Directed by: Charles Saunders

Starring: Robertson Hare, Stanley Holloway, Vera Pearce, Andrew Crawford

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TV Series

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

The Black Arrow

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

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Treasure Island

Directed by: Yevgeni Fridman

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Not for Publication

Directed by: Paul Bartel

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Circuit Rider

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Mr. Wizard

Written by: Jules Power

Starring: Don Herbert, Alan Howard, Rita Walter

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
  • Christian Lacroix: French couturier and fashion designer who was noted for using the old styles to create a "regeneration" effect on fashion.
  • Emmanuel Todd: French historian and anthropologist, son of writer and journalist Olivier Todd, he released an essay "Qui est Charlie?" after the terrorist attack (2015).
  • Jonathan Richman: American singer/songwriter/musician and founder of the band "Modern Lovers.
  • Unsho Ishizuka
  • Janet Soskice: Canadian philosopher and theologian.
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Facts:
  • The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (now John F Kennedy International Airport) in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 1951 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Patti Page - Mister and Mississippi
  2. Rose, Rose, I Love You - Buddy Morrow & His Orchestra

Books

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

Out Of This World

By: Lowell Thomas Jr

This is a new release of the original 1950 edition.

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God'S Men

By: Pearl S. Buck

An enthralling tale, divided between China and America, of two friends inspired by radically opposed idealsThis deeply felt novel tells the story of William Lane and Clem Miller, Americans who meet

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Seven Decisions That Shaped History

By: Sumner Welles

1951 Stated First Edition First Printing Black Cloth Hardcover No DJ. Published by Harper . 236 Pristine Untrimmed Pages.

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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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