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Monday 23 July 1951

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kim Commons and Patrick Mioulane. Oliver Twist, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching What's My Line.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Oliver Twist

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh

Country: United States

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Alice in Wonderland

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn

Country: United States

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Show Boat

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel

Country: United States

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Strangers on a Train

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman

Country: United States

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Ace in the Hole

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Racket Squad

Starring: Reed Hadley, Hugh Beaumont

Country: United States

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Mr. Wizard

Written by: Jules Power

Starring: Don Herbert, Alan Howard, Rita Walter

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 July 1951 ?

  • Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
  • St. Liborius
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the birthday of Haile Selassie
  • Roman Empire - Neptunalia held in honor of Neptune
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kim Commons: American teenage chess prodigy who earned his title of Chess master in 1968, senior title 1973 and international title 1976.
  • Patrick Mioulane
  • Lucien Abenhaim: French pharmacoepidemiologist and an expert in public health.
  • Florence Clerc: French ballet dancer, appointed principal dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet in 1975.
  • Thierry Cornillet: French politician and Member of the European Parliament for the south-east of France.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1951 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Them There Eyes - Champ Butler

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

The Catcher In The Rye

By: J.D. Salinger

Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories ? particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme ?

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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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The High Calling

By: James Street

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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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