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Saturday 17 November 1951

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Brent Carver and Dino Martin. Superman and the Mole-Men, directed by Lee Sholem, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while Mr.Smith by Louis Bromfield was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dagmar's Canteen.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Superman and the Mole-Men

Directed by: Lee Sholem

Starring: George Reeves, Phyllis Coates, Jeff Corey

Country: United States

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Fixed Bayonets!

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Richard Basehart, Gene Evans, Michael O'Shea

Country: United States

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Laughter in Paradise

Directed by: Mario Zampi

Starring: Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Guy Middleton

Country: United States

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Quo Vadis

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn

Country: United States

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Brighton Rock

Directed by: John Boulting

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Out There

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

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 November 1951 ?

  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
  • Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Brent Carver: Canadian actor, winner of the Canadian Film Award 1978 for Best Actor.
  • Dino Martin: American actor, musician and tennis pro, noted family as the first son of Dean Martin and his second wife, Jeanne Biegger.
  • Dominique Meens
  • Butch Davis: American football player and coach.
  • Werner Hoyer: German economist and politician.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1951 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Mantovani & His Orchestra - Charmaine

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By: Louis Bromfield

This is a psychological novel. The title is symbolic of Everyman of this troubled 20th century who appears, to his fellows, to be prosperous, a good husband and father, a good

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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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Life In America

By: Marshall B. Davidson

This book was started five years ago when the trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art generously granted me a leave of absence from my duties as associate curator of the

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The Catcher In The Rye

By: J.D. Salinger

Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories ? particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme ?

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