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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1951.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1951: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1951?


Events

  • 03 Aug 1951 William H Jackson, ends term as Deputy Director of CIA
  • 05 Aug 1951 Armed uprising in Ambonezen Camp Middelburg
  • 06 Aug 1951 Typhoon floods kill 4,800 in Manchuria.
  • 07 Aug 1951 US viking rocket reaches 210 km height (record)
  • 09 Aug 1951 Dutch Korea volunteers win US Collective Unit Citation
  • 11 Aug 1951 100,000 acres flooded from Mississippi River in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Illinois
  • 12 Aug 1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • 13 Aug 1951 Great-Britain and Iraq sign new oil contract
  • 17 Aug 1951 18th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 33, All-Stars 0 (92,180)
  • 22 Aug 1951 Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany, before audience of 75,052.
  • 25 Aug 1951 Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game
  • 26 Aug 1951 Jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart
  • 28 Aug 1951 Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
  • 30 Aug 1951 US and Philippines sign mutual defense pact

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1951?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Come On'A My House
  2. - Detour
  3. - Gimme a Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh?
  4. - While You Danced, Danced, Danced (I Walked In With A Smile)
  5. - The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The River

The River

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Patricia Walters, Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight, Arthur Shields

Country: United States of America

People Will Talk

People Will Talk

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Finlay Currie, Hume Cronyn

Country: United States of America

The Man in the White Suit

The Man in the White Suit

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough

Country: United States of America

The Tall Target

The Tall Target

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Dick Powell, Paula Raymond, Adolphe Menjou, Marshall Thompson

An American in Paris

An American in Paris

Release year: 1951

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1951?
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The Foundling by Francis Cardinal Spellman

The Foundling

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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

The Watch by Carlo Levi

The Watch

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The Watch, first published in 1950, is a portrait of Rome and Italy in the dopoguerra - the period after the war - when the heroism and sacrifice of the partisan

Nature'S Ways by Roy Chapman Andrews

Nature'S Ways

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A colorful vintage children's book about nature, illustrated with bold paintings , drawing and photos by Andre Durenceau et.al.

A Woman Called Fancy by Frank Yerby

A Woman Called Fancy

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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.

From Here To Eternity by James Jones

From Here To Eternity

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Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's boxing team, he gets "the treatment" that may