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Wednesday 31 October 1951, Halloween

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Doug Bennett (musician) and Nick Saban. Brighton Rock, directed by John Boulting, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Out There.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Brighton Rock

Directed by: John Boulting

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell

Country: United States

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Detective Story

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix

Country: United States

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The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy

Country: United States

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The Lavender Hill Mob

Directed by: Charles Crichton

Starring: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sid James

Country: United States

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Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Directed by: Albert Lewin

Starring: James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Out There

Starring: Casey Allen, Robert Webber, Arthur Batanides, Stewart Bradley

Country: United States

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I Love Lucy

Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Country: United States

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Mark Saber

Starring: Tom Conway, James Burke

Country: United States

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Sky King

Starring: Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters

Country: United States

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Boston Blackie

Starring: Kent Taylor, Lois Collier, Frank Orth

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1951 ?

  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
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  • Second Chamber accept plan-Schuman
  • ''Scrooge'', starring Alastair Sim, opens in England.

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

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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The President'S Lady

By: Irving Stone

In this acclaimed biographical novel, Irving Stone brings to life the tender and poignant love story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson. "Beyond any doubt one of the great romances of all time."

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White Man Returns

By: Agnes Newton Keith

White Man Returns

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The Road To Bithynia

By: Frank G. Slaughter

Collectible State First Edition; Great gift for a physician or clergyman/woman; Proceeds benefit the Natrona County Public Library

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