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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 Dann Florek and Marina Stepanova. 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.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


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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The Rules of the Game

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Your Show of Shows

Written by: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.

Starring: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris

Country: United States

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What's My Line?

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

Country: United States

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Rocky King, Detective

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 May 1950 ?

  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
  • Saint Theodulf.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dann Florek: American actor.
  • 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.
  • John Diehl: American actor and producer.
  • Danny McGrain: Scottish footballer and coach.
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  • 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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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1950 ?

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

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Life magazine


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

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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Seeds Of Treason

By: Ralph de Toledano and Victor Lasky

Seeds of Treason: The True Story of the Hiss-Chambers Tragedy [Hardcover]

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Sleep Till Noon

By: Max Shulman

Shulman's fourth satiric novel, perhaps his best. Harry Riddle, cafeteria bus boy makes good. Illustrated by Bill Crawford.

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How I Raised Myself From Failure To Success In Selling

By: Frank Bettger

A business classic endorsed by Dale Carnegie, How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling is for anyone whose job it is to sell.

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