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Saturday 1 July 1950

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). The Flame and the Arrow, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Flame and the Arrow

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Robert Douglas

Country: United States

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Destination Moon

Directed by: Irving Pichel

Starring: John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers

Country: United States

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Where the Sidewalk Ends

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

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The Gunfighter

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell

Country: United States

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Father of the Bride

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Web

Starring: E.G. Marshall, Leslie Nielsen, Haila Stoddard, Mildred Dunnock

Country: United States

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Big Top

Starring: Jack Sterling, Dan Lurie, Ed McMahon, Chris Keegan

Country: United States

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The Garry Moore Show

Starring: Garry Moore, Edmund Gaynes

Country: United States

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Hawkins Falls: A Television Novel

Written by: Doug Johnson

Starring: Bernardine Flynn, Maurice Copeland, Jim Bannon, Arthur Peterson

Country: United States

Armstrong Circle Theatre

Starring: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 July 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
  • Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Famous Birthdays:
  • David Duke: American politician, a poster-boy for bigotry and prejudice.
  • Gérard Kauffmann: French Comptroller General of the Armed Forces.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Lost in the Stars closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 281 performances
  • 1st 407 US soldiers flown to South Korea
  • WHBF TV channel 4 in Rock Island, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1950 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Tzena, Tzena, Tzena - Weavers (Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra)
  2. Mona Lisa - Victor Young & His Orchestra (Vocal Don Cherry)

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1950?

  • Esquire
  • Life: Cecile Aubry
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pablo Picasso -- June 26, 1950

Books

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

A Rage To Live

By: John O'Hara

When the beautiful, imperious and moneyed Grace Caldwell Tate wants something she goes after it. Her affair scandalises Pennsylvania's elite and she must face the costs to her marriage and the man she really loves.

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The Way West

By: A.B. Guthrie Jr

An enormously entertaining classic, THE WAY WEST brings to life the adventure of the western passage and the pioneer spirit. The sequel to THE BIG SKY, this celebrated novel charts a frontiersman's return to the untamed West in 1846.

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One On The House

By: Mary Lasswell

The third comic novel in the delightful World War II series featuring Mrs. Feeley, Miss Tinkham and Mrs. Rasmussen, grand beer drinkers one and all.

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The Woman Of Rome

By: Alberto Moravia

The glitter and cynicism of Rome under Mussolini provide the background of what is probably Alberto Moravia’s best and best-known novel — The Woman of Rome.

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