Saturday May 26, 1951

US date format: 5/26/1951, UK date format: 26/5/1951

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 26, 1951). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Sally Ride and Sally Kristen Ride in Los Angeles. Laughter in Paradise, directed by Mario Zampi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while The Riddle Of Macarthur by John Gunther was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Black Arrow.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
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Movies

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Laughter in Paradise

Laughter in Paradise

Directed by: Mario Zampi

Starring: Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Guy Middleton, George Cole

Country: United States of America

That's My Boy

That's My Boy

Directed by: Hal Walker

Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Ruth Hussey, Eddie Mayehoff

Country: United States of America

Sirocco

Sirocco

Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lee J. Cobb, Märta Torén, Everett Sloane

The Prowler

The Prowler

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Starring: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell, Katherine Warren

Country: United States of America

The Frogmen

The Frogmen

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Richard Widmark, Dana Andrews, Gary Merrill, Jeffrey Hunter

TV Series

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The Black Arrow

The Black Arrow

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Directed by: Yevgeni Fridman

Not for Publication

Not for Publication

Directed by: Paul Bartel

Circuit Rider

Circuit Rider

Shadow of the Cloak

Shadow of the Cloak

Directed by: Lew Landers

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Books

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Return To Paradise by James A. Michener

Return To Paradise

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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.

His Eye Is On The Sparrow by Ethel Waters and Charles Samuels

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

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Ethel Waters's His Eye is on the Sparrow stands as perhaps the greatest autobiography of a black female performer, capturing both the horror and the joy of the African American woman's experience through the often bitter yet always forgiving voice …

The Far Side Of Paradise by Arthur Mizener

The Far Side Of Paradise

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When the original edition of the first full-length biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald appeared, a decade after the writer’s death, in 1951, it was widely acclaimed as a sensitive, scholarly appraisal

Rain On The Wind by Walter Macken

Rain On The Wind

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From boyhood to manhood big, gentle Mico had but two passions in life - the sea, and a young girl so terrible lovely-lookin' it raised your heart to heaven just to

New York 22 by Ilka Chase

New York 22

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A novel about a woman, her lover, her Vassar College daughter and her publisher husband.


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