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Friday 17 August 1951

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Richard Hunt and Robert Joy. Jim Thorpe -- All-American, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while Communism, Democracy, And Catholic Power by Paul Blanshard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Adventures of Kit Carson.
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TV Series

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

The Adventures of Kit Carson

Starring: Bill Williams, Don Diamond

Country: United States

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Tales of Tomorrow

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Cameron Prud'Homme, Walter Abel, Edgar Stehli

Country: United States

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Comedy Circus

Country: United States

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Front Page Detective

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Paula Drew, George Pembroke

Country: United States

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The Amos 'n Andy Show

Written by: Charles J. Correll, Freeman F. Gosden

Starring: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Johnny Lee

Country: United States

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Movies

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

St. Benny the Dip

Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer

Starring: Dick Haymes, Nina Foch, Roland Young

Country: United States

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Jim Thorpe -- All-American

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Steve Cochran

Country: United States

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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Gustav Diessl

Country: United States

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A Place in the Sun

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters

Country: United States

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Oliver Twist

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
  • Richard Hunt: Puppeteer / actor (Muppet Movie), dies of AIDS at 40.
  • Robert Joy: Montreal, Quebec -- Actor (Big Shots, Suicide Club).
  • Alan Minter: England, United Kingdom -- Light-middleweight boxer (1972 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
  • Elba Ramalho: Brazilian singer-songwriter and actress.
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Facts:
  • 18th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 33, All-Stars 0 (92,180)
  • Hurricane winds drive six ships ashore, at Kingston, Jamaica.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Gimme a Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh? - April Stevens (Henri Rene Orchestra)

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Foster Dulles -- Aug. 13, 1951
  • Life: Summer fun fashion

Books

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

Communism, Democracy, And Catholic Power

By: Paul Blanshard

Former aide to Mayor La Guardia and Nation editor looks at "two great systems of authoritarian control over men's minds: Kremlin and Vatican.

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The Cruel Sea

By: Nicholas Monsarrat

A powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World Wat II, this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desparate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats.

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The New Joy Of Cooking

By: Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker

THE NEW JOY OF COOKING the All Purpose Cookbook

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Out Of This World

By: Lowell Thomas Jr

This is a new release of the original 1950 edition.

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