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Monday 1 May 1950

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marina Stepanova and Alain Begrand. D.O.A., directed by Rudolph Mat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Alan Young Show.
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 ?

The Alan Young Show

Starring: Alan Young, Gloria DeHaven, Joe Besser, Nelson Eddy

Country: United States

Starlight Theatre

Starring: Mary Sinclair, Durward Kirby, Virginia Gilmore, Alfred Ryder

Country: United States

Beat the Clock

Starring: Bess Myerson

Country: United States

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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Movies

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

D.O.A.

Directed by: Rudolph Mat

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler

Country: United States

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The Big Lift

Directed by: George Seaton

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas, Cornell Borchers

Country: United States

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Wagon Master

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey Jr.

Country: United States

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A Ticket to Tomahawk

Directed by: Richard Sale

Starring: Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Rory Calhoun

Country: United States

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Titanic

Directed by: Herbert Selpin

Starring: Sybille Schmitz, Hans Nielsen, Kirsten Heiberg

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 May 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
  • Saint Theodulf.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Marina Stepanova: Russian hurdler (world record 1986).
  • Alain Begrand: French political activist, a student protester killed while trying to escape police at a Parisian university on 13 May 1980 at 5:30pm.
  • Dann Florek: American actor.
  • John Diehl: American actor and producer.
  • Danny McGrain: Scottish footballer and coach.
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Facts:
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, is 1st Black awarded a Pulitzer Prize (poetry)
  • Mayor of Brussels reluctantly bans May Day parade
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Rodgers and Hammerstein (South Pacific)
  • WJIM (now WLNS) TV channel 6 in Lansing, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Guam is organized as a United States commonwealth.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Hoop-Dee-Doo - Perry Como & Fontane Sisters
  2. Bewitched - Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra
  3. Mindy Carson - My Foolish Heart

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Ruth Roman
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gian-Carlo Menotti -- May 1, 1950
  • Esquire

Books

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

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

Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt. She retells the tales of her courtship with Franklin ,the governership,the election,and presidency all leading up until the death of FDR. Almost 400 pages long with b+w photos throughout.

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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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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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