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Wednesday 22 August 1951

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chandra Prakash Mainali and Mary Allen. People Will Talk, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while The Foundling by Francis Cardinal Spellman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Manhunt.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

People Will Talk

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Finlay Currie, Hume Cronyn

Country: United States

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The People Against O'Hara

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Pat O'Brien, Diana Lynn, John Hodiak

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Flying Leathernecks

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Don Taylor, Janis Carter

Country: United States

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The Basketball Fix

Directed by: Felix E. Feist

Starring: John Ireland, Marshall Thompson, Vanessa Brown, William Bishop

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Criminal Lawyer

Directed by: Seymour Friedman

Starring: Pat O'Brien, Jane Wyatt, Carl Benton Reid, Mary Castle

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Directed by: Greg Barker

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All Around the Town

Directed by: Paolo Barzman

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Crime with Father

Kids and Company

The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong

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Historical Events

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  • RC feasts - Mary queen of angels
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Famous Deaths:
  • J P Bickell: Canadian businessman and sports team owner (Born 1884).
  • Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany, before audience of 75,052.

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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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Fight Against Fears

By: Lucy Freeman

Book by Freeman, Lucy

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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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The High Calling

By: James Street

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