Explore what happened in1950

1950

The British Prime Minister as of 1950, Winston Churchill, said that America sat on the summit of the world.

1950

George Lewis was the prominent artist in the revived popularity of the traditional forms of Jazz. This year also saw the emergence of internationally acclaimed rock and roll.

On 17 January, a gang of eleven thieves stole more than $2 million. The theft took place at the Brinks Armored Car depot in Boston. Anthony Pino nicknamed Fats was the mastermind of the robbery, and he recruited ten other men to pull off the crime. The plan was one of a kind as Pino’s men infiltrated the car depot and made away with the plans for the motor vehicle depot’s alarm system. The gang of 11 thieves filled 14 bags with cash, coins, money orders and checks. The crime was almost perfect, as their arrest came six years later before the statutes of limitations of the theft expired.

The Korean War rudely interrupted the joy of world peace after the end of the Second World War. The Communist-backed North Korea invaded South Korea on June 25. Under the guidance of the United Nations, the United States of America came to the defense of South Korea. The war raged for three years, and it was bloody and frustrating. The Soviets had helped the North establish a communist regime while the United States of America had given the South military and financial support.

In a rather sad turn of events, a train fell off the bridge in Brazil on April 6. 110 people died in the accident that happened in Tangua. Torrential rains had undermined the foundation of the bridge, and the lack of a warning system was absent to stop the train.

At the end of the World War II, most people were eager to have children with the prospect of a better future being imminent. This led to the baby boom, which resulted in the suburban growth.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

No Man of Her Own

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund, Jane Cowl

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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Caged

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby

Country: United States

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Night and the City

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1950 ?

The Mature Mind

By: Harry Allen Overstreet

First published in 1949, this book is still well regarded today, and frequently cited by readers as one of the best books they ever read.

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The Cardinal

By: Henry Morton Robinson

On its first publication, The Cardinal was an immediate bestseller. A selection of the Literary Guild, it was published in more than a dozen languages and sold over two million copies.

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The Parasites

By: Daphne du Maurier

"Wickedly readable... Daphne du Maurier has instinct, with the result that every woman instinctively wants to read her." -New York Times Book ReviewMaria, Niall and Celia have grown up in the

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I Leap Over The Wall

By: Monica Baldwin

First published in 1949, one woman's memoir of nearly three decades in a convent, and her readjustment to the contemporary world At the age of 21, Monica Baldwin entered one of

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1950 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. James
  2. Robert
  3. John
  4. Michael
  5. David
  6. William
  7. Richard
  8. Thomas
  9. Charles
  10. Gary
Top #10 female names
  1. Linda
  2. Mary
  3. Patricia
  4. Barbara
  5. Susan
  6. Nancy
  7. Deborah
  8. Sandra
  9. Carol
  10. Kathleen

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