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Saturday 1 July 1950

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Ernest Duke and David Duke. The Flame and the Arrow, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Plymouth Adventure by Ernest Gebler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Web.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Flame and the Arrow

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Robert Douglas

Country: United States

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Destination Moon

Directed by: Irving Pichel

Starring: John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers

Country: United States

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Where the Sidewalk Ends

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

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The Gunfighter

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell

Country: United States

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Father of the Bride

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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The Garry Moore Show

Starring: Garry Moore, Edmund Gaynes

Country: United States

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Space Patrol

Written by: Mike Moser

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

Country: United States

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The Cisco Kid

Starring: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Diablo, Loco

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 July 1950 ?

  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
  • Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lost in the Stars closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 281 performances
  • 1st 407 US soldiers flown to South Korea
  • WHBF TV channel 4 in Rock Island, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Mona Lisa - Victor Young & His Orchestra (Vocal Don Cherry)
  2. Tzena, Tzena, Tzena - Weavers (Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra)

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

Life magazine


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

The Plymouth Adventure

By: Ernest Gebler

The story of the Pilgrims' progress

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The Stubborn Heart

By: Frank G. Slaughter

thrilling, romantic story of how a daring, fearless young doctor defied his wealthy neighbors in order to accomplish his objectives

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Roosevelt In Retrospect

By: John Gunther

The master of collecting, assessing and redistributing information has turned his reportorial gifts to the personality and career of a figure who is already part of history.

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Chicago Confidential

By: Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer

Chicago is the hurly-burly, rough-and-tumble, guns-and-girls, front-page town of the U.S. - and this is an impudent, uncensored, shocking account of the fast, fabulous, fascinating city.

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