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Wednesday 1 February 1950

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mike Campbell and Ali Konca. The Third Man, directed by Carol Reed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching What's My Line?.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

What's My Line?

Starring: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Country: United States

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Robert Montgomery Presents

Starring: Robert Montgomery

Country: United States

Rocky King, Detective

Starring: Roscoe Karns, Grace Carney, Earl Hammond, Ken Roberts

Country: United States

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The Steve Allen Show

Starring: Peggy Lee

Country: United States

Rootie Kazootie

Starring: Todd Russell

Country: United States

Movies

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

The Third Man

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli

Country: United States

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Gun Crazy

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

Starring: John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger

Country: United States

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All the King's Men

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru

Country: United States

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The Outlaw

Directed by: Howard Hughes

Starring: Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell

Country: United States

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The Inspector General

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 February 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
  • The start of Black History Month in the United States.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Mike Campbell: American guitarist songwriter and producer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Mudcrutch).
  • Ali Konca: Turkish politician.
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Facts:
  • Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland.
  • USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes.
  • Chiang Kai-shek is re-elected as a president of the Republic of China.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Ames Brothers - Sentimental Me
  2. Bamboo - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
  3. Bing Crosby & Andrews Sisters - Quicksilver

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Esquire
  • Life: Natural childbirth woman and baby
  • Time: Secretary of Commerce

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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Home Sweet Zoo

By: Clare Barnes

Paperback, Wear and creasing to cover, pictures in black and white, pages good

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This I Remember

By: Eleanor Roosevelt

Published by Harper & Brothers, 1949. No Edition noted. Hardcover, blue cloth, aged with small tears on top of spine. Previous owner stamp and signature on inside cover.

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White Collar Zoo

By: Clare Barnes

Familiar office specimens, from the Chairman of the Board to the Boss's Wife, captured here with deadly hilarity.

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