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Tuesday 21 August 1951

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bernhard Germeshausen in German Democratic Republic bobsled (Olympic-gold-1976 and Harry Smith in Indiana. Flying Leathernecks, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk 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 this week ?

Flying Leathernecks

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Don Taylor

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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St. Benny the Dip

Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer

Starring: Dick Haymes, Nina Foch, Roland Young

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
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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: Swimmer Barbara Hobelmann
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. Gen. Vasily Stalin -- Aug. 20, 1951
  • Life: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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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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This Is The Hour

By: Lion Feuchtwanger

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746 - 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns.

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The Golden Road

By: Peter Bourne

His third book. The story of adventure in the tropics during the Gold Rush and the building of the Panama Railroad.

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