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Sunday 6 August 1950

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dorian Harewood and Dorian Harewood in Dayton. Sunset Blvd., directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Escape To Adventure by Fitzroy MacLean was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Gene Autry Show.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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The Men

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane

Country: United States

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Treasure Island

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Gene Autry Show

Starring: Gene Autry, Champion, Pat Buttram, Bob Woodward

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 August 1950 ?

  • Jamaica - Independence Day
  • Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
  • St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
  • St. Juatus
  • St. Pastor
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dorian Harewood: American actor in film and TV, a strong supporting performer in many movies and miniseries, memorable as the lead in "The Jesse Owens Story" on TV.
  • Dorian Harewood in Dayton: Ohio, USA; actor (Earl - Glitter, Trauma Center).
  • Nathan Purdee: Actor (Nathan - Young and the Restless, Hank-1 Life to Live).
  • Winston E Scott: Miami, Florida -- USN Commander / Astronaut (STS 72, 87).
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  • Monarchist demonstrations lead to a riot in Brussels.

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Frank Sinatra - Goodnight Irene

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

Life magazine


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

Escape To Adventure

By: Fitzroy MacLean

Escape to adventure Hardcover - January 1, 1950 by Fitzroy MacLean (Author)

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The Peabody Sisters Of Salem

By: Louise Hall Tharp

Reviews the colorful lives, divergent personaliteis, and literary friendships of the three Salem sisters

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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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The Marx Brothers

By: Kyle Samuel Crichton

Stated first edition cloth. Copyright by Arthur, Chico, Groucho, Zeppo and Gummo Marx.

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