Meanwhile, in a Parallel Universe …

It seems that the 1951 Club may well move in mysterious ways if today’s wonderful news is true. This is a post from last year. And in the true spirit of peace and friendship, I will waive my usual introduction fee.

1951 Club

September 2017

Meanwhile, in a parallel universe …

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The world’s first ever televised solar eclipse …

The world’s first ever televised solar eclipse …

The world’s first ever televised solar eclipse occured exactly 67 years ago yesterday. This was the first time that a television-viewing audience saw a solar eclipse. The event was broadcast on March 7, 1951. Oddly enough, the significance of the broadcast by CBS News failed to move some experts at the time. Robert Coles, then the curator of the Hayden Planetarium, was quoted telling the New York Times: “Please, I ask you, don’t get people too excited about it. You see, if we get people expecting a big show they’ll be disappointed. Then they won’t pay attention when we have a genuine celestial wonder to call to their attention. Please keep this quiet.”

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/1951-march-7

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 166

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 166

Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which features pieces of music I have enjoyed at some time in my life. I hope you enjoy them as well. Let me know if you do. Sometimes I feel that each song here is a little personal voyage for me on a vast and beautiful ocean of musical memories. Thank you so much for joining me. I really appreciate your company.

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Evonne Goolagong Cawley … a real champion

Evonne Goolagong Cawley … a real champion

Evonne Goolagong holds up the 1971 Wimbledon Singles Championship trophy after beating Margaret Court 6-4, 6-1.

Evonne Goolagong Cawley, AC, MBE (born 31 July 1951) is an Australian former World No. 1 tennis player. She was one of the world’s leading players in the 1970s and early 1980s, during which she won 14 Grand Slam titles: seven in singles (four at the Australian Open, two at Wimbledon and one at the French Open), six in women’s doubles, and one in mixed doubles.

Asteroid 1578 Kirkwood

Asteroid 1578 Kirkwood

1578 Kirkwood, provisional designation 1951 AT, is a Hildian asteroid from the outermost regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 52 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 10 January 1951, by astronomers of the Indiana Asteroid Program at Goethe Link Observatory in Indiana, United States. The asteroid was named after American astronomer Daniel Kirkwood (1814-1895). You won’t be surprised to learn that we don’t have an image of 1578 Kirkwood. The lunar crater Kirkwood was also named in the astronomer’s honour and yes, here’s a photograph.

Ian Fleming … from Goldeneye to Casino Royale

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Ian Fleming … from Goldeneye to Casino Royale

In 1946, the author Ian Fleming (1908-1964), creator of spy JamesBond, bought a piece of land on Jamaica with a private beach and reef, and got a local contractor to build a simple house with a great view of the Caribbean Sea. He christened the house Goldeneye.

Goldeneye

Fleming had mentioned to friends during the war that he wanted to write a spy novel.

Fleming started writing Casino Royaleat his Goldeneye estate in Jamaica on 17 February 1952. He liked to say that the book wrote itself, but in fact it was the product of hard work and discipline. He started his day with a morning swim in the Caribbean Sea followed by a breakfast in the garden with his wife Ann. The breakfast always consisted of scrambled eggs, bacon and black coffee.

At 9am, he would give Ann a kiss, leave the breakfast table…

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The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 165

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 165

Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which features pieces of music I have enjoyed at some time in my life. I hope you enjoy them as well. Let me know if you do. Sometimes I feel that each song here is a little personal voyage for me on a vast and beautiful ocean of musical memories. Thank you so much for joining me. I really appreciate your company.

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