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Thursday 27 December 1951

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ernesto Zedillo and Karla Bonoff. Westward the Women, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while A Foreign Policy For Americans by Robert A. Taft was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dangerous Assignment.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Westward the Women

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson

Country: United States

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Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Machiko Ky, Masayuki Mori

Country: United States

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Distant Drums

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb

Country: United States

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The African Queen

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley

Country: United States

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Decision Before Dawn

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Dangerous Assignment

Starring: Brian Donlevy

Country: United States

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The Christophers

Starring: Jack Haley, Gigi Perreau, Ruth Hussey, Dean Jagger

Country: United States

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Life with Elizabeth

Starring: Del Moore, Betty White, Jack Narz

Country: United States

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The Roy Rogers Show

Starring: Dale Evans, Roy Rogers, Pat Brady, Trigger

Country: United States

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Hallmark Hall of Fame

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 December 1951 ?

  • The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
  • R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ernesto Zedillo: Mexican politician, a bland and enigmatic man elected the new Mexican president 8/21/1994, taking office on 11/31/1994.
  • Karla Bonoff
  • William Waldorf: 4th viscount Astor / English large landowner.
  • Rose Manfredi: American accountant at Edgewater Technology, a single mother of two kids.
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  • 40th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Sydney (3-2).

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Arthur Godfrey - Dance Me Loose

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1951?

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

A Foreign Policy For Americans

By: Robert A. Taft

The Senator From Ohio Substitutes Same Analysis For Expediency. An essential book on foreign policy.

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The Forrestal Diaries

By: Walter Millis and E.S. Duffield

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 Greatest Book Ever Written

By: Fulton Oursler

1951 Doubleday & Company. Hardcover, 364 Pages.

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The Caine Mutiny

By: Herman Wouk

The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon ...

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