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Monday 17 September 1951

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mistress of the Dark Elvira and Cassandra Peterson. No Highway in the Sky, directed by Henry Koster, 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 Amazing Mr. Malone.
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TV Series

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

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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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

No Highway in the Sky

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Glynis Johns

Country: United States

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe

Country: United States

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A Streetcar Named Desire

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter

Country: United States

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Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty

Country: United States

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The River

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Patricia Walters, Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
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Facts:
  • Borscht Capades opens at Royale Theater NYC for 90 performances
  • Romanian Bishop A Pacha of Timisoara sentenced to 18 years

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Four Aces - Sin

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Chorus girl
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Kremlin Courier -- Sep. 17, 1951
  • Life: Japans Prime Minister Yoshida

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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From Here To Eternity

By: James Jones

Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's boxing team, he gets "the treatment" that may

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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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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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