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By Jupiter! It’s 1951 …

By Jupiter! It’s 1951 …

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and is a gas giant made mostly of hydrogen. It is about 484 million miles from the Sun and takes 12 years to make just one orbit. This amazing planet actually radiates more heat itself than it receives from the Sun.

On July 10, the Juno spacecraft flew just 5,600 miles above Jupiter’s most recognizable feature: the Great Red Spot. It’s a storm that’s raged for 350 years, and it’s so large it could swallow Earth whole.

Now, Jupiter has 69 known moons, four of which were discovered by Galileo in 1610. You haven’t heard me mention 1951 yet. Allow me to remedy this.

Ananke is a retrograde irregular moon of Jupiter. It was discovered by Seth Barnes Nicholson at Mount Wilson Observatory on 28 September 1951. Ananke did not receive its present name until 1975; before then, it was simply known as Jupiter XII. It is very small with a radius of just 8 miles. Our own Moon has a radius of 1079 miles. Ananke is 13 million miles away from Jupiter and takes 610 days to complete one orbit. The temperature on Ananke is minus 150 degrees centigrade.


OK. I have news. There is another Jupiter.

The Jowett Jupiter is a British sports car which was produced by Jowett Cars Ltd between 1950-1954.

A racing derivative of the Jupiter, the R1, was entered in the 1951 1500 cc sports car race at Watkins Glen, driven to first place by George Weaver.

Hotel Sahara (1951)

Hotel Sahara (1951)

Hotel Sahara is a 1951 British war comedy starring Yvonne De Carlo, Peter Ustinov and David Tomlinson.

In WW2, desert hotel proprietors Emad and Yasmin are caught between the warring armies and have to constantly shift their political allegiance to whichever army happens to control the area.

Mark Harmon …

Mark Harmon …

Mark Harmon (born September 2, 1951) is an American television and film actor. He has appeared in a wide variety of roles since the early 1970s.

He gained recognition for portraying Secret Service special agent Simon Donovan in The West Wing, receiving a 2002 Emmy Award nomination for his acting in the four-episode story arc. A year later he was cast in a similar role as special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs in the American police procedural series NCIS.

He has been married to actress Pam Dawber since 1987.

Pam Dawber …

Pam Dawber …

Pam Dawber is an American actress. She was born on October 18, 1951. Her professional breakthrough came when she was chosen as one of the two title characters of the sitcom Mork & Mindy, which ran from 1978 to 1982. She played Mindy McConnell, the comedic foil and eventual love interest for the extraterrestrial Mork from the planet Ork, played by a then-unknown Robin Williams. He was also born in 1951 but sadly he is no longer with us.

From 1986 to 1988, she again had the title role in a TV series, playing Samantha Russell in the CBS sitcom My Sister Sam.
She is married to actor Mark Harmon who was also born in 1951.

Pam Dawber pictured with husband Mark Harmon

Patti D’Arbanville

Patti D’Arbanville

Patti D’Arbanville (born May 25, 1951) is an American actress and former model.

She acted in her first film in 1960 at age 8; a New York University student film about a girl and her cat, titled Tuesday and Blue Silk. Andy Warhol discovered her during a gig as a club disc jockey when she was 13, and cast her at age 16 in his 1968 film Flesh. After Flesh, D’Arbanville performed in Warhol’s L’Amour (1973), and as the title character in David Hamilton’s movie Bilitis (1977).

 

In the late 1960s, when she was a model in London, she met and developed a romance with singer/songwriter Cat Stevens. She was very much the inspiration for at least two of his hit songs: “Lady D’Arbanville“, and “Wild World”, which were released on Mona Bone Jakon and Tea for the Tillerman, respectively.

After her unabashed risqué performances in her youth, Patti D’Arbanville has worked steadily in film and television series in the United States and France. In 1987, she won a Drama-Logue Award as Best Actress for her 1987 stage performance, in Italian American Reconciliation. She was well known for her role as Lt. Virginia Cooper on the FOX series New York Undercover.

Claudio Baglioni …

Claudio Baglioni

Claudio Baglioni, born 16 May 1951, is an Italian pop singer-songwriter and musician. He is considered one of the greatest songwriters/singers (“cantautori”) in Italy and one of the greatest figures in Italian musica leggera (pop music).

His success has spanned through several decades. His melodic and highly dramatic love ballads, especially from the 1970s era (such as “Questo piccolo grande amore”, “E tu…”, “Amore bello”, “Sabato pomeriggio”, “E tu come stai”) are part of Italy’s musical and national culture.

Claudio with Pope Francis at a charity event

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Anyone fancy some Sugar Corn Pops ?

Anyone fancy some Sugar Corn Pops ?

Corn Pops is a puffed grain breakfast cereal made by Kellogg’s, described by the company as “crunchy sweetened popped-up corn cereal.” The cereal was introduced in 1950 as Corn Pops.

 In 1951, the name was changed to Sugar Corn Pops and later it was called Sugar Pops. It was the sponsor for “The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickock” radio and television show. Guy Madison, the star of the show, appeared on the box from 1951 to 1958. It also carried the tagline “Shot with sugar!” The name was changed to Sugar Corn Pops in 1978, and finally to Corn Pops in 1984, a time when many cereals dropped the word “Sugar” from their titles for marketing reasons. In January 2006, the name of the cereal was changed to Pops, but after a few months of poor reception, was changed back to Corn Pops.