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Saturday 18 August 1951

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Greg Pruitt and Gerhard Vehns. Jim Thorpe -- All-American, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while From Here To Eternity by James Jones 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 18 August 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Famous Birthdays:
  • Greg Pruitt: NFL running back (LA Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII).
  • Gerhard Vehns: German professional astrologer, programmer and entrepreneur, a pioneer in the field of high class astrological software, "Sesam-Software.
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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Guy Mitchell - Belle, Belle, My Liberty Belle
  2. Les Paul - Whispering
  3. Les Paul & Mary Ford - The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
  4. While You Danced, Danced, Danced (I Walked In With A Smile) - Georgia Gibbs

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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 ?

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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His Eye Is On The Sparrow

By: Ethel Waters and Charles Samuels

Hardcover, as pictured; no dust jacket (missing); 278 pages; name plate (sticker) inside; text is clean, but mildly aged (bio)

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A Soldier'S Story

By: Omar Nelson Bradley

D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of Paris, the relentless drive through Germany toward Allied victory--Omar Bradley, the "GI General," was there for every major engagement in the European

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