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Tuesday 15 August 1950

1950-08-15

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). No Way Out, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson 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 ?

No Way Out

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally

Country: United States

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Sunset Blvd.

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

Country: United States

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The Furies

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston

Country: United States

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Broken Arrow

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget

Country: United States

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The Men

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane

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

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

Country: United States

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Andy Pandy

Written by: Freda Lingstrom

Starring: Maria Bird, Gladys Whitred, Tom Conti

Country: United Kingdom

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Your Hit Parade

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

Country: United States

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The Web

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

Country: United States

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Big Top

Starring: Jack Sterling, Dan Lurie, Ed McMahon, Chris Keegan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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Facts:
  • Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Indians make their 1st triple play at Cleveland Stadium
  • Indies Constitution goes into effect
  • Joseph Pholien becomes Belgian Premier
  • President Sukarno proclaims unity of Indonesia

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Red Foley & Ernest Tubb - Goodnight, Irene
  2. Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!) - Ames Brothers

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Admiral Hoskins
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Brig. General Craig -- Aug. 14, 1950
  • Life: Peggy Dow

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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