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Tuesday 31 July 1951

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on July 31, 1951). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Evonne Goolagong and Antoine Durrleman. Thunder on the Hill, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while The Foundling by Francis Cardinal Spellman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Manhunt.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Thunder on the Hill

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Ann Blyth, Robert Douglas, Anne Crawford

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Best of the Badmen

Directed by: William D. Russell

Starring: Robert Ryan, Claire Trevor, Jack Buetel, Robert Preston

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The Secret of Convict Lake

Directed by: Michael Gordon

Starring: Glenn Ford, Gene Tierney, Ethel Barrymore, Zachary Scott

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Cattle Drive

Directed by: Kurt Neumann

Starring: Joel McCrea, Dean Stockwell, Chill Wills, Leon Ames

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On Moonlight Bay

Directed by: Roy Del Ruth

Starring: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Jack Smith, Leon Ames

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TV Series

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Directed by: Greg Barker

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All Around the Town

Directed by: Paolo Barzman

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The Adventures of Kit Carson

Starring: Bill Williams, Don Diamond

Country: United States

The Patricia Bowman Show

Michèle and René

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 July 1951 ?

  • 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:
  • 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.
  • Antoine Durrleman: French senior official, a member of the Court of Auditors, and CEO of the AP-HP and director of the ENA.
  • Werner Novak: German footballer.
  • Erick Schmitt: Born in Mahdia, Algeria, he took 21 children and their teacher (Laurence Dreyfus, born 28 April 1963) hostage in a nursery school near Paris (Neuilly-sur-Seine).
  • Barry Van Dyke in Atlanta: Georgia, USA; actor (Lieutenant Dillon - Battlestar Galactica).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Japan Airlines is established.

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The Foundling

By: Francis Cardinal Spellman

Preface: To the multitude of passer-by and the many of every creed who enter St Patrick's open doors therein quietly to pray, humbly i dedicate this book with my heart's hope

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Fight Against Fears

By: Lucy Freeman

Book by Freeman, Lucy

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The High Calling

By: James Street

PON and bookplate on front fly.

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Washington Confidential

By: Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer

Washington Confidential, Mass Market Paperback

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