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Saturday 21 October 1950

1950-10-21

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). 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.
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Old Newspapers

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 Jack Benny Program

Starring: Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Dennis Day

Country: United States

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
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Facts:
  • Death penality abolished in Belgium
  • Tom Powers of Duke scores six touchdowns.
  • Chinese forces occupy Tibet.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) - Ray Anthony
  2. Perry Como & Betty Hutton - A Bushel and a Peck

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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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

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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