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Wednesday 17 October 1951

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include François Allot and Jean-Luc Thierry. Detective Story, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Foreign Intrigue.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Foreign Intrigue

Starring: Jerome Thor, Gerald Mohr, James Daly

Country: United States

I Love Lucy

Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Country: United States

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Goodyear Playhouse

Starring: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Country: United States

Mark Saber

Starring: Tom Conway, James Burke

Country: United States

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Schlitz Playhouse

Starring: James Mason, Irene Dunne

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Detective Story

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix

Country: United States

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The History of Mr. Polly

Directed by: Anthony Pélissier

Starring: John Mills, Sally Ann Howes, Betty Ann Davies

Country: United States

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy

Country: United States

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Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Directed by: Albert Lewin

Starring: James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick

Country: United States

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The Lavender Hill Mob

Directed by: Charles Crichton

Starring: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sid James

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
Famous Birthdays:
  • François Allot: French graphic designer, cartoonist, animator and production designer.
  • Jean-Luc Thierry: French anti-nuclear and environmental activist, a conscientious objector who led the campaign "Superphénix and the bomb" in 1984.
  • Annie Borckink: Dutch speed skater.
  • Roger Pontare: Swedish singer.
  • Shari Ulrich: American-Canadian singer-songwriter and violinist (Hometown Band The Pied Pumkin and UHF).
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Facts:
  • Egyptian army fires on British troops
  • CBS' Eye logo premieres on TV.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Rabbi Louis Finklestein -- Oct. 15, 1951
  • Life: Slow Loris in cup

Books

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

Moses

By: Sholem Asch

Hardcover: 505 pages Publisher: GP Putnam's Sons, NY; First Edition edition (June 1951) Language: English ISBN-10: 999740629X ISBN-13: 978-9997406293 Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.1 x 1.5

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The Caine Mutiny

By: Herman Wouk

The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon ...

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The Little World Of Don Camillo

By: Giovanni Guareschi

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION Reviews ‘Written with such warmth and simplicity, so concerned with the trivialities of everyday life and giving us so shrewd a glimpse into the minds of the people .

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From Here to Eternity

By: James Jones

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timeTHE COMPLETE UNCENSORED EDITION • THE WORLD WAR II MASTERPIECE AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE READ • WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD Diamond Head, ...

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