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Wednesday 23 August 1950

1950-08-23

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. 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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Movies

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

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 23 August 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gigi Del Neri: Italian coach of the soccer team Chievo.
  • Alan Tam: Hong Kong singer and actor (The Wynners).
  • Edson Queiroz: Brazilian psychic surgeon, a medical doctor who had his license revoked for surgeries by unorthodox methods.
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Facts:
  • Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)
  • West Germany and Japan readmitted to International Amateur Athletic Federation.
  • Legendary singer-actor Paul Robeson, whose passport had recently been revoked because of his alleged Communist affiliations, meets with U.S. officials in an effort to get it reinstated. He is unsuccessful, and it is not reinstated until 1958.
  • Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
  • The comic strip ''Beetle Bailey'' is created by Mort Walker.

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Music Charts

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Ladies with bubbles Peep Show
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jacob Malik -- Aug. 21, 1950
  • Life: Admiral Hoskins

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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