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Monday 7 August 1950

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dave Wottle and Dom Capers. Sunset Blvd., directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Little Princesses by Marion Crawford 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 7 August 1950 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Dave Wottle: Canton sports Champions.
  • Dom Capers: American football player, a former college athlete and one-time coach of the Carolina Panthers.
  • Rodney Crowell: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Notorious Cherry Bombs).
  • Alan Keyes: American politician and diplomat 16th Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs.
  • S Thandayuthapani: Sri Lankan educator and politician.
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  • Police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, and Frank Dyle, from playing in Negro League

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Music Charts

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 ?

The Little Princesses

By: Marion Crawford

he touching and ground-breaking account of the Queen and Princess Margaret's childhood by their nanny, with a foreword by former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond.

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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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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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