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Monday 7 August 1950

1950-08-07

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Sunset Blvd.

Sunset Blvd.

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

Country: United States

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The Furies

The Furies

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston

Country: United States

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Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget

Country: United States

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The Men

The Men

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane

Country: United States

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Treasure Island

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

The Gene Autry Show

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

Country: United States

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Andy Pandy

Andy Pandy

Written by: Freda Lingstrom

Starring: Maria Bird, Gladys Whitred, Tom Conti

Country: United Kingdom

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Your Hit Parade

Your Hit Parade

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

Country: United States

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The Web

The Web

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

Country: United States

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Big Top

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 7 August 1950 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Rodney Crowell: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Notorious Cherry Bombs)
  • Alan Keyes: American politician and diplomat 16th Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
  • S Thandayuthapani: Sri Lankan educator and politician
  • Dom Capers: American football player, a former college athlete and one-time coach of the Carolina Panthers
  • David James Wottle: 800m runner (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
Facts:
  • Police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, and Frank Dyle, from playing in Negro League

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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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD cards from 7 August 1950 to enjoy the time of your life

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Governor K.C. Wu -- Aug. 7, 1950
  • Life: Peggy Dow
  • Esquire

Books

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

A Rage To Live by John O'Hara

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

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

One On The House

By: Mary Lasswell

One on the House By Laswell Hardcover - 1949 by Mary Lasswell (Author)

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The Woman Of Rome by Alberto Moravia

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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Retro and Vintage gifts

Retro and Vintage gifts

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