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Sunday 26 August 1951

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Robert G Torricelli and Roger Karoutchi. People Will Talk, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while His Eye Is On The Sparrow by Ethel Waters and Charles Samuels was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Boston Blackie.
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TV Series

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

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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Front Page Detective

Starring: Edmund Lowe, Paula Drew, George Pembroke

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

People Will Talk

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Finlay Currie

Country: United States

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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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St. Benny the Dip

Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer

Starring: Dick Haymes, Nina Foch, Roland Young

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
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Facts:
  • Jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart

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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

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Books

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

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

By: Ethel Waters and Charles Samuels

Hardcover, as pictured; no dust jacket (missing); 278 pages; name plate (sticker) inside; text is clean, but mildly aged (bio)

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The Cruel Sea

By: Nicholas Monsarrat

A powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World Wat II, this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desparate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats.

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The China Story

By: Freda Utley

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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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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