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Wednesday 5 July 1950

1950-07-05

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Winchester '73, directed by Anthony Mann, 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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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Winchester '73

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

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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The Garry Moore Show

Starring: Garry Moore, Edmund Gaynes

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 July 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Isle of Man: Tynwald Day (1266).
  • Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
  • Algeria: Independence Day (1962).
  • Cape Verde: Independence Day (1975).
  • Church of the SubGenius: X-Day (1998).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Carlos Caszely: Chilean footballer.
  • Huey Lewis: American singer ( and the News).
  • Michael Monarch: American musician, a guitarist and original member of "Steppenwolf" along with John Kay, guitar, Rushton Moreve, bass, Goldy McJohn, organ and Jerry Edmonton, drums.
  • Véronique Cayla: French head of cultural institutions.
  • Gary Matthews: baseball player (1973 National League rookie of year).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Salvatore Giuliano: Italian bandit chief, one of the most romantic figures of the 20th century, a strikingly handsome mixture of Robin Hood and Pancho Villa, living with his band in a mountain hideout.
  • Kenneth Shadrick: Pvt from WV becomes 1st US fatality in Korean War.
Facts:
  • Private Kenneth Shadrick of West Virginia becomes first US fatality in Korean War.
  • Zionism: the Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.
  • Korean War: Task Force Smith : First clash between American and North Korean forces in the Battle of Osan.

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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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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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