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Monday 22 May 1950

1950-05-22

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). The Asphalt Jungle, directed by John Huston, 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 this week ?

The Asphalt Jungle

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen

Country: United States

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Caged

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby

Country: United States

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Fortunes of Captain Blood

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, George Macready

Country: United States

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Annie Get Your Gun

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern

Country: United States

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In a Lonely Place

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Broadway Open House

Written by: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.

Starring: Milton Delugg, Jerry Lester, Dagmar, Joan Lorry

Country: United States

The Alan Young Show

Starring: Alan Young, Gloria DeHaven, Joe Besser, Nelson Eddy

Country: United States

Starlight Theatre

Starring: Mary Sinclair, Durward Kirby, Virginia Gilmore, Alfred Ryder

Country: United States

Beat the Clock

Starring: Bess Myerson

Country: United States

Space Patrol

Written by: Mike Moser

Starring: Ed Kemmer, Lyn Osborn, Nina Bara, Ken Mayer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 May 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Humilita
  • Saint Rita of Cascia
  • Victoria Day in Canada
  • World Biodiversity Day.
  • Republic of Yemen - National Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Irène Frain: French writer and historian, co-founder of The Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society.
  • Alekos Alavanos: Greek lawyer and politician.
  • David Judge: English political scientist and academic.
  • Bernie Taupin: English singer-songwriter and poet.
  • Bill Whelan: Irish keyboard player songwriter and producer (Planxty).
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Facts:
  • Dutch Poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize
  • Celal Bayar elected president of Turkey.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Bewitched - Harmonicats (Jan August Orchestra)
  2. I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine - Patti Page

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Duke and Duchess of Windsor
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Harry S. Truman -- May 22, 1950
  • Life: Onepiece suits

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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