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Monday 2 October 1950

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mike Rutherford and Persis Khambatta. while The Mature Mind by Harry Allen Overstreet was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching L'Agence Nostradamus.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Black Rose

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Ccile Aubry

Country: United States

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No Way Out

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally

Country: United States

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Sunset Blvd.

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

Country: United States

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Broken Arrow

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget

Country: United States

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The Furies

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Frank Sinatra Show

Starring: Frank Sinatra

Country: United States

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You Bet Your Life

Starring: Groucho Marx, George Fenneman

Country: United States

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Starring: Ethel Waters, Louise Beavers

Country: United States

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Tom Corbett, Space Cadet

Starring: Frankie Thomas, Al Markim, Jan Merlin, Jack Grimes

Country: United States

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Starring: Dick Stark

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 1950 ?

  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
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  • Mao Tse Tung proclaims in telegram to Stalin, China intervenes Korea
  • Red Sox Dom DiMaggio leads AL with only 15 stolen bases
  • Chicago Cardinals' Jim Hardy passes for six touchdowns versus Baltimore Colts (55-13).
  • Bob Shaw of the Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with five touchdown catches.
  • The comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz first appears, in nine American newspapers.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Ray Anthony - Harbor Lights
  2. Perry Como - Patricia
  3. Orange Colored Sky - King Cole Trio (Stan Kenton & His Orchestra)

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

Life magazine


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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The Story Of Ernie Pyle

By: Lee G. Miller

No jacket, clean book

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Behind Closed Doors

By: Ellis M. Zacharias

Hardcover with jacket. 1950 Putnam edition.

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Look Younger, Live Longer

By: Gayelord Hauser

Every man and woman, young or old, will find in this book sane and sound advice that should make the mature years of life a healthier and happier time.

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