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Wednesday 8 November 1950

1950-11-08

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Rio Grande, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Across The River And Into The Trees by Ernest Hemingway 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 ?

Rio Grande

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson

Country: United States

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King Solomon's Mines

Directed by: Compton Bennett

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson

Country: United States

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Dark City

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors

Country: United States

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Harvey

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow

Country: United States

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All About Eve

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Jack Benny Program

Starring: Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Dennis Day

Country: United States

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The Stu Erwin Show

Starring: Stuart Erwin, June Collyer, Ann E. Todd

Country: United States

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Somerset Maugham TV Theatre

Starring: W. Somerset Maugham, John Baragrey, Sylvia Field, Mildred Natwick

Country: United States

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

Starring: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

Country: United States

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The Prudential Family Playhouse

Starring: Walter Abel, Gertrude Lawrence, Kevin McCarthy, John McQuade

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 November 1950 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Jayne Mansfield: American model for Playboy magazine.
  • Philip Sedgwick: American astrologer, author and paranormal photographer.
  • Mary Hart: American TV hostess of "Entertainment Tonight" and nightclub performer.
  • Bruce Patterson: American photographer and corporate executive.
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Facts:
  • 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War
  • Boston Red Sox 1B Walt Dropo wins AL Rookie of Year
  • In the Korean War, 1st jet battle takes place
  • Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
  • Korean War: United States Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown, while piloting an F-80 Shooting Star, shoots down two North Korean MiG-15s in the first jet aircraft-to-jet aircraft dogfight in history.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. To Think You've Chosen Me - Eddy Howard & His Orchestra
  2. One Finger Melody - Frank Sinatra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: National Horse Show
  • Time: The cartoonist-creator of Li'l Abner
  • Esquire

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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