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Wednesday 11 January 1950

1950-01-11

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). All the King's Men, directed by Robert Rossen, 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 ?

All the King's Men

All the King's Men

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru

Country: United States

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The Outlaw

The Outlaw

Directed by: Howard Hughes

Starring: Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell

Country: United States

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The Inspector General

The Inspector General

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates

Country: United States

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Whisky Galore

Whisky Galore

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey

Country: United States

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Twelve O'Clock High

Twelve O'Clock High

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Rocky King, Detective

Rocky King, Detective

Starring: Roscoe Karns, Grace Carney, Earl Hammond, Ken Roberts

Country: United States

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The Steve Allen Show

The Steve Allen Show

Starring: Peggy Lee

Country: United States

Rootie Kazootie

Rootie Kazootie

Starring: Todd Russell

Country: United States

BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

Starring: Richard Caldicot, Robert Brown, Brian Rix, George Woodbridge

Country: United Kingdom

The Buster Keaton Show

The Buster Keaton Show

Starring: Buster Keaton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 January 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Morocco - The Independence manifesto day.
  • Japan - Kagami-Biraki (Rice Cakes Festival).
  • Feast of the Baptism of Jesus.
  • Roman Empire - First day of Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
  • Nepal - Unity Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Paul Amar: French journalist and television presenter
Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Huk guerrillas manhandle the town of Hermosa, Bataan in the Philippines.
  • The British submarine ''Truculent'' collides with a Swedish oil tanker in the Thames Estuary and sinks 64 die.
  • Cold War: U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson delivers his 'Perimeter Speech', outlining the boundary of U.S. security guarantees.

Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. The Old Master Painter - Peggy Lee & Mel Torme

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Actress Norma de Landa
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carol Channing -- Jan. 9, 1950
  • Esquire
  • Vogue

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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