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Monday 31 December 1951, NewYear’s Eve

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Allen Bantom and Tom Hamilton in Colorado Springs. Westward the Women, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while Strange Lands And Friendly Peoples by William O. Douglas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dangerous Assignment.
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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Westward the Women

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson

Country: United States

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Rashomon

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 1st battery to convert radioactive energy to electrical announced
  • The Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than $13.3 billion USD in foreign aid to rebuild Europe.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Blue Tango - Leroy Anderson & His Pops Concert Orchestra
  2. Paul Weston & His Orchestra - Charmaine

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Asia special issue
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Groucho Marx -- Dec. 31, 1951
  • Life: Tintorettos art

Books

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

Strange Lands And Friendly Peoples

By: William O. Douglas

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.

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A Man Called Peter

By: Catherine Marshall

In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

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Fifty Billion Dollars

By: Jesse H. Jones and Edward Angly

Signed by Jesse Jones on the free endpaper. Fourth printing. NO dust jacket. Our books are shipped Media Mail with Delivery Confirmation.

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The Serpent-Wreathed Staff

By: Alice Tisdale Hobart

WW2 story of twin doctors who each had a different view how patients were treated.

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