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Wednesday 18 July 1951

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Elio di Rupo and Margo Martindale. On Moonlight Bay, directed by Roy Del Ruth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while The High Calling by James Street was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Manhunt.
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On Moonlight Bay

Directed by: Roy Del Ruth

Starring: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Jack Smith, Leon Ames

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Bonanza Town

Directed by: Fred F. Sears

Starring: Charles Starrett, Fred F. Sears, Luther Crockett, Myron Healey

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The Thundering Trail

Directed by: Ron Ormond

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Sally Anglim, Archie Twitchell

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Strangers on a Train

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll

Country: United States

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Three Steps North

Directed by: W. Lee Wilder

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Lea Padovani, Aldo Fabrizi, William Tubbs

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Directed by: Greg Barker

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All Around the Town

Directed by: Paolo Barzman

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  • Uruguay - Constitution Day
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  • Uruguay accepts its constitution.
  • Jersey Joe Walcott knocks out Ezzard Charles in five rounds for heavyweight belt. At age 37 Walcott is the oldest boxer to win the title.

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The High Calling

By: James Street

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The Foundling

By: Francis Cardinal Spellman

Preface: To the multitude of passer-by and the many of every creed who enter St Patrick's open doors therein quietly to pray, humbly i dedicate this book with my heart's hope

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A Woman Called Fancy

By: Frank Yerby

Vintage fiction by the prolific Georgia author in which Fancy arrived in August, Georgia, on a spring day in 1880, she was 19 years old.

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Joy Street

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

A young woman brought up in a Brahmin family on Beacon Hill falls in love with a man from a very different background.

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