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Tuesday 31 July 1951

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Barry Van Dyke in Atlanta and Gerald Anthony. When Worlds Collide, directed by Rudolph Mat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tales of Tomorrow.
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TV Series

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

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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The Amos 'n Andy Show

Written by: Charles J. Correll, Freeman F. Gosden

Starring: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Johnny Lee

Country: United States

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Racket Squad

Starring: Reed Hadley, Hugh Beaumont

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Oliver Twist

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh

Country: United States

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Alice in Wonderland

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn

Country: United States

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Show Boat

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel

Country: United States

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Strangers on a Train

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman

Country: United States

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Ace in the Hole

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 July 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • St. John Columbini
  • Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
  • St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
  • St. Helen of Skofde
Famous Birthdays:
  • Barry Van Dyke in Atlanta: Georgia, USA; actor (Lieutenant Dillon - Battlestar Galactica).
  • Gerald Anthony: Actor (Marco Dane- General Hospital, One Life to Live).
  • Werner Novak: German footballer.
  • Antoine Durrleman: French senior official, a member of the Court of Auditors, and CEO of the AP-HP and director of the ENA.
  • Evonne Goolagong: Australian tennis champ with instant international celebrity on 7/02/1971 when she won the Women's single title at Wimbledon the first time by defeating Margaret Court, becoming the fifth youngest winner in history.
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Facts:
  • Japan Airlines is established.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Tony Bennett - Cold, Cold Heart

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Gary Crosby
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: King Baudouin I -- July 30, 1951
  • Life: Swimmer Mary Freeman

Books

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

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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The Troubled Air

By: Irwin Shaw

Irwin Shaw’s provocative classic about courage and morality at the height of McCarthyismClement Archer, head of a popular radio show, faces a profound dilemma: Five of his employees stand accused of

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A Woman Called Fancy

By: Frank Yerby

Vintage fiction by the prolific Georgia author in which Fancy arrived in August, Georgia, on a spring day in 1880, she was 19 years old.

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Washington Confidential

By: Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer

Washington Confidential, Mass Market Paperback

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