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Friday 20 October 1950

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Isaac Curtis and Claude Sérillon. Dark City, directed by William Dieterle, 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. On TV people were watching The Stu Erwin Show.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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The Black Rose

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Ccile Aubry

Country: United States

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No Way Out

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

The Frank Sinatra Show

Starring: Frank Sinatra

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 October 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
  • Isaac Curtis: American football wide receiver who played his entire National Football League career with the Cincinnati Bengals (1973–1984).
  • Claude Sérillon: French journalist and television personality who presented the programmes "Le journal de 20 heures" (France 2 plus TF1), "Géopolis" (France 2) and "Ôtrement dit" (France Ô).
  • Issac Curtis: Santa Ana sports Champions.
  • William Russ: TV Actor.
  • Tom Petty: American musician.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Australia passes the Communist Party Dissolution Act, which is later struck down by the High Court.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. I'll Always Love You (Querida Mia) - Dinah Shore
  2. Harbor Lights - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
  3. Eddie Fisher - Thinking of You

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: New Trier High School
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Syngman Rhee -- Oct. 16, 1950
  • Life: Jean Simmons

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

A Rage To Live

By: John O'Hara

A momentous bestseller when it was first published in 1949, John O’Hara’s sprawling novel A Rage to Live offers up a gorgeous pageant of idealists and libertines, tradesmen and crusaders, men of violence and goodwill, and women of fierce strength ...

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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

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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. It’s the story of Adriana, a simple girl with no fortune but her beauty ...

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