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Friday 21 September 1951

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Henk Hofstede and Bob Franks. No Highway in the Sky, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while White Man Returns by Agnes Newton Keith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Gruen Guild Theater.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

No Highway in the Sky

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Glynis Johns

Country: United States

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe

Country: United States

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A Streetcar Named Desire

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter

Country: United States

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Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty

Country: United States

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The River

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Patricia Walters, Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 September 1951 ?

  • Mabon - Neopagan festival of Mabon
  • International Day of Peace of the United Nations, as propagated by Peace One Day
  • In ancient Greece, the eighth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the secret rites in the Telesterion finish and the feast, Pannychis, begins.
  • Philippines - Thanksgiving Day
  • Independence Day in Malta (1964), Belize (1981) & Armenia (1991)
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  • Emil Zatopek runs 15,000m in record 44 min, 54.6 sec

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Four Aces - Sin

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

White Man Returns

By: Agnes Newton Keith

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Communism, Democracy, And Catholic Power

By: Paul Blanshard

Former aide to Mayor La Guardia and Nation editor looks at "two great systems of authoritarian control over men's minds: Kremlin and Vatican.

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Proud New Flags

By: F. Van Wyck Mason

used,good-has anchor on green hardcover

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My Mission In Israel

By: James G. McDonald

This is the warm and richly personal account, by our first Ambassador to Israel, of what went on behind the scenes in high places during the first two and a half

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