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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 Evonne Goolagong and Antoine Durrleman. When Worlds Collide, directed by Rudolph Mat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while The High Calling by James Street was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tales of Tomorrow.
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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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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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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:
  • 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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Facts:
  • Japan Airlines is established.

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Music Charts

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Books

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

The High Calling

By: James Street

PON and bookplate on front fly.

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Moulin Rouge

By: Pierre La Mure

Very Good/Fair. Copyright 1950; Stated First Printing. ; Book in blue linen with coral stamped device and title; linen with light edge wear, spine ends darkened.

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Return To Paradise

By: James A. Michener

James A. Michener, the master of historical fiction, revisits the scenes of his first great work, Tales of the South Pacific, the Pulitzer Prize winner that brought him international acclaim.

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This Is The Hour

By: Lion Feuchtwanger

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746 - 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns.

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