It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
- The Outlaw
directed by Howard Hughes
starring: Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell
- All the King's Men
directed by Robert Rossen
starring: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru
- The Inspector General
directed by Henry Koster
starring: Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates
- Whisky Galore
directed by Alexander Mackendrick
starring: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey
- Samson and Delilah
directed by Cecil B. DeMille
starring: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders
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Which were the important events of Wednesday, 11 January 1950 ?
Famous People died
- 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.
- Albania - Republic Day (1946).
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What news were making the headlines those days in January 1950 ?
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
by Henry Morton Robinson
On its first publication, The Cardinal was an immediate bestseller. A selection of the Literary Guild, it was published in more than a dozen languages and sold over two million copies.
by Frances Parkinson Keyes
Emily Field was a tender wife, a charming hostess, a gracious symbol of aristocratic old Boston. But she was never a woman - until she met her husband's handsome and brilliant law partner, David Salomont.
Tell the world why Wednesday, 11 January 1950 is such a special date for you!