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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). The Outlaw, directed by Howard Hughes, 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 ?

The Outlaw

The Outlaw

Directed by: Howard Hughes

Starring: Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell

Country: United States

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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 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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Samson and Delilah

Samson and Delilah

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders

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 Buster Keaton Show

The Buster Keaton Show

Starring: Buster Keaton

Country: United States

BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

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

Country: United Kingdom

Rootie Kazootie

Rootie Kazootie

Starring: Todd Russell

Country: United States

The Steve Allen Show

The Steve Allen Show

Starring: Peggy Lee

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Wednesday, 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

Candy you loved as a Kid

Candy you loved as a Kid

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Make this date unforgettable

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD cards from 11 January 1950 to enjoy the time of your life

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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 ?

The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson

The Cardinal

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.

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Joy Street by Frances Parkinson Keyes

Joy Street

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

A young woman brought up in a Brahmin family on Beacon Hill falls in love with a man from a very different background.

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The Wall by John Herse

The Wall

By: John Herse

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Retro and Vintage gifts

Retro and Vintage gifts

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