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Saturday 5 August 1950

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rosi Mittermaier and Holly Palance in Los Angeles. Sunset Blvd., directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Gene Autry Show.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Sunset Blvd.

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

Country: United States

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The Furies

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston

Country: United States

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Broken Arrow

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget

Country: United States

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The Men

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane

Country: United States

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Treasure Island

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Gene Autry Show

Starring: Gene Autry, Champion, Pat Buttram, Bob Woodward

Country: United States

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Andy Pandy

Written by: Freda Lingstrom

Starring: Maria Bird, Gladys Whitred, Tom Conti

Country: United Kingdom

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Your Hit Parade

Starring: Snooky Lanson, Dorothy Collins, Russell Arms, Raymond Scott

Country: United States

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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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Find out your future

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 August 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
  • Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Rosi Mittermaier: German FR, slalom / downhill (1976 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • Holly Palance in Los Angeles: California, USA; actress (Thorn Birds, Ripley's Believe It).
  • Joseph Eaton: American street person, the son of a wealthy Massachusetts family, he died a homeless alcoholic in San Francisco of AIDS on 12/03/1988.
  • John Smith: American athlete, who competed in the sprints events during his career.
  • Luiz Gushiken: Brazilian union leader and politician (d. 2013).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain HW boxing title
  • Florence Chadwick swims English Canal (13:23)

Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Frank Sinatra - Goodnight Irene

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Esquire
  • Life: Soldiers in jeep korea
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General Walton Walker -- July 31, 1950

Books

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

A Rage To Live

By: John O'Hara

A momentous bestseller when it was first published in 1949, John O’Hara’s sprawling novel A Rage to Live offers up a gorgeous pageant of idealists and libertines, tradesmen and crusaders, men of violence and goodwill, and women of fierce strength ...

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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

We sell Rare, out-of-print, uncommon, & used BOOKS, PRINTS, MAPS, DOCUMENTS, AND EPHEMERA. We do not sell ebooks, print on demand, or other reproduced materials. Each item you see here is individually described and imaged.

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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. It’s the story of Adriana, a simple girl with no fortune but her beauty ...

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