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Sunday 20 May 1951

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include William Cullen Bryant and Michael D. The Prowler, directed by Joseph Losey, 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 Mr. Wizard.
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TV Series

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

Mr. Wizard

Written by: Jules Power

Starring: Don Herbert, Alan Howard, Rita Walter

Country: United States

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AMC

Starring: Gary Gray

Country: United States

Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok

Starring: Guy Madison, Andy Devine

Country: United States

Martinsville, U.S.A.

Starring: Susan Peters, Kathryn Gill, Don Hanmer, Gerry Lock

Country: United States

The Victor Borge Show

Starring: Victor Borge, Art Carney

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Prowler

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Starring: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell

Country: United States

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The Thing from Another World

Directed by: Christian Nyby

Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness

Country: United States

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Father's Little Dividend

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor

Country: United States

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The Tales of Hoffmann

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville, Ludmilla Tchrina

Country: United States

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The Red Badge of Courage

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 May 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
  • East Timor National Day.
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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Patti Page - Mister and Mississippi
  2. Rose, Rose, I Love You - Buddy Morrow & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Senator Blair Moody
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. General Van Fleet -- May 14, 1951
  • Life: Phyllis Kirk

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

Hear is a happy book inspired by a lively faith in men of good will and God's infinite patience with his creatures. Text is clean, bright and mark free.

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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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