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Monday 27 August 1951

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Don [Sheldon George] Pooley Jr and Buddy Bell. People Will Talk, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while A Soldier'S Story by Omar Nelson Bradley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Search for Tomorrow.
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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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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Gustav Diessl

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 August 1951 ?

  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

A Soldier'S Story

By: Omar Nelson Bradley

D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of Paris, the relentless drive through Germany toward Allied victory--Omar Bradley, the "GI General," was there for every major engagement in the European

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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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By: Stephen Potter

What does Lifemanship mean? Easy question to pose, difficult to answer in a phrase. A way of life pervading each thought and conditioning our every action?

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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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