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Saturday 20 October 1951

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Al Greenwood and Patrick Hall. The History of Mr. Polly, directed by Anthony Pélissier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while Washington Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer 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 months ?

I Love Lucy

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

Country: United States

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Mark Saber

Starring: Tom Conway, James Burke

Country: United States

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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Detective Story

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix

Country: United States

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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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Love Nest

Directed by: Joseph Newman

Starring: June Haver, William Lundigan, Frank Fay

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 October 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • The ''Johnny Bright Incident'' occurs in Stillwater, Oklahoma

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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 ?

Washington Confidential

By: Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer

Washington Confidential, Mass Market Paperback

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The Cruel Sea

By: Nicholas Monsarrat

A powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World Wat II, this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desparate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats.

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American Diplomacy, 1900-1950

By: George F. Kennan

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