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Wednesday 5 July 1950

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gary Matthews and Véronique Cayla. Winchester '73, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Grand Alliance by Winston S. Churchill was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Andy Pandy.
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TV Series

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

Andy Pandy

Written by: Freda Lingstrom

Starring: Maria Bird, Gladys Whitred, Tom Conti

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Your Hit Parade

Starring: Snooky Lanson, Dorothy Collins, Russell Arms, Raymond Scott

Country: United States

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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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Movies

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

Winchester '73

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 July 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Isle of Man: Tynwald Day (1266).
  • Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
  • Algeria: Independence Day (1962).
  • Cape Verde: Independence Day (1975).
  • Church of the SubGenius: X-Day (1998).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gary Matthews: baseball player (1973 National League rookie of year).
  • Véronique Cayla: French head of cultural institutions.
  • Michael Monarch: American musician, a guitarist and original member of "Steppenwolf" along with John Kay, guitar, Rushton Moreve, bass, Goldy McJohn, organ and Jerry Edmonton, drums.
  • Huey Lewis: American singer ( and the News).
  • Carlos Caszely: Chilean footballer.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Kenneth Shadrick: Pvt from WV becomes 1st US fatality in Korean War.
  • Salvatore Giuliano: Italian bandit chief, one of the most romantic figures of the 20th century, a strikingly handsome mixture of Robin Hood and Pancho Villa, living with his band in a mountain hideout.
Facts:
  • Private Kenneth Shadrick of West Virginia becomes first US fatality in Korean War.
  • Zionism: the Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.
  • Korean War: Task Force Smith : First clash between American and North Korean forces in the Battle of Osan.

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Music Charts

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

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

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Books

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

The Grand Alliance

By: Winston S. Churchill

The New York Public Library, in looking back on the greatest books of the past century, called Churchill's history "monumental" and said that the author "drew upon thousands of his own

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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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Too Little Love

By: Robert Henriques

Book by Henriques, Robert

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