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Thursday 4 May 1950

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Faith Wallis and Hilly Hicks in Los Angeles. D.O.A., directed by Rudolph Mat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Cocktail Party by T.S. Eliot 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 4 May 1950 ?

  • Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
  • Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
  • International Firefighters' Day.
  • Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
  • People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Faith Wallis: Canadian educator, a Professor of Medieval Studies at McGill University, specializing in the history of medicine and science from the medieval period including a study of time-reckoning and the history of calendars.
  • Hilly Hicks in Los Angeles: California, USA; actor (Roll Out, Roots).
  • Darryl Hunt: English bass player (The Pogues and Plummet Airlines).
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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. Mindy Carson - My Foolish Heart
  2. Bewitched - Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra
  3. Hoop-Dee-Doo - Perry Como & Fontane Sisters

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Magazine Covers

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

Life magazine


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

The Cocktail Party

By: T.S. Eliot

Cocktail Party, The, by Eliot, T.S.

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The Art Of Real Happiness

By: Norman Vincent Peale and Smiley Blanton

Would you like to know how to be happy? Norman Vincent Peale, in collaboration with outstanding psychiatrist Smiley Blanton, shares his wisdom and years of professional experience in this empowering and

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Mr. Jones, Meet The Master

By: Peter Marshall

In 'Mr. Jones meet the Master', you are allowed the privilege of reading just a few of Dr. Marshall's sermons. When most people (Especially teenagers) hear that you're reading 'a book

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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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