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Saturday 23 June 1951

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michèle Mouton and Madalyn Hillis-Dineen. Strangers on a Train, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while The Troubled Air by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Amos 'n Andy Show.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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That's My Boy

Directed by: Hal Walker

Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Ruth Hussey

Country: United States

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The Prowler

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Starring: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell

Country: United States

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The Thing from Another World

Directed by: Christian Nyby

Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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The Victor Borge Show

Starring: Victor Borge, Art Carney

Country: United States

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The Jack LaLanne Show

Starring: Jack LaLanne

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 June 1951 ?

  • J??i (L?go) - Latvia
  • Saint Jonas Day - Lithuania
  • The Happiest day of the year is June 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [4]
  • National holiday - Luxembourg
  • Midsummer's Eve, Christianized the eve of the feast of Saint John the Baptist, is celebrated in much of Northern Europe and the British Islands
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Famous Deaths:
  • Armin Knab: German Composer (Wunderhorn), dies at 70.
  • Most expensive US hailstorm (US$1.5 million crop damage and US$14 million property - Kansas).
  • British diplomats Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean flee to USSR.

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Tony Bennett - Because of You

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

The Troubled Air

By: Irwin Shaw

Irwin Shaw’s provocative classic about courage and morality at the height of McCarthyismClement Archer, head of a popular radio show, faces a profound dilemma: Five of his employees stand accused of

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Return To Paradise

By: James A. Michener

James A. Michener, the master of historical fiction, revisits the scenes of his first great work, Tales of the South Pacific, the Pulitzer Prize winner that brought him international acclaim.

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War In Korea

By: Marguerite Higgins

War in Korea; the report of a woman combat correspondent. Dust jacket is extremely worn. Box 118

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Proud New Flags

By: F. Van Wyck Mason

used,good-has anchor on green hardcover

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