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Monday 25 December 1950

1950-12-25

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Born Yesterday, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Joy Street by Frances Parkinson Keyes 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 ?

Born Yesterday

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford

Country: United States

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Kim

Directed by: Victor Saville

Starring: Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas

Country: United States

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Orpheus

Directed by: Jean Cocteau

Starring: Jean Marais, Franois Prier, Mara Casares

Country: United States

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Directed by: Michael Gordon

Starring: Jos Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince

Country: United States

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Rio Grande

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Red Ryder

Written by: Fred Harman

Starring: Louis Lettieri

Country: United States

Life with Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Dorothy Ford, Harold Goodwin, Marcia Mae Jones

Country: United States

Crusade in the Pacific

Starring: Westbrook Van Voorhis

Country: United States

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The Range Rider

Starring: Jock Mahoney, Dickie Jones

Country: United States

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The Lawrence Welk Show

Starring: Lawrence Welk, Dick Dale, Myron Floren, Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Karl Rove: American political strategist and presidential advisor, credited with being the mastermind behind the making of George W. Bush into a politician, first as Governor of Texas and then US President.
  • Peter Boardman: English mountaineer and author (d. 1982).
  • Yehuda Poliker: Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist.
  • Manny Trillo: baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies).
  • Grazka Taylor: Polish TV producer of commercial advertising in New Zealand.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Coronation Stone, taken from Scone in Scotland by Edward I in 1296, stolen from Westminster Abbey and smuggled back to Scotland
  • Dick Tracy marries Tess Truehart
  • Cleveland Browns beat Los Angeles Rams 30-28 in NFL championship game.
  • The first Disney TV special, One Hour in Wonderland airs on NBC, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company (cost US$100,000). Walt Disney and several Disney cartoon characters make their TV debut. Walt's daughter Sharon also appears. The show previews portions of the film Alice in Wonderland. About 20 million viewers watch the show.
  • The Stone of Scone, traditional coronation stone of British monarchs, is taken from Westminster Abbey by Scottish nationalist students. It later turns up in Scotland on April 11, 1951.

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Music Charts

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

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Childs Christmas
  • Time: The Gift by Fred Meyer, a young art teacher of Rochester, N.Y.
  • Life: George C Marshall

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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