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Tuesday 8 August 1950

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Martine Aubry and Sarah Dunant. Sunset Blvd., directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Mr. Jones, Meet The Master by Peter Marshall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Gene Autry Show.
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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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Movies

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
  • Winston Churchill supports idea of a pan-European army allied with Canada and the U.S.

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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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Peggy Dow
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Governor K.C. Wu -- Aug. 7, 1950
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Books

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

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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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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Behind Closed Doors

By: Ellis M. Zacharias

Hardcover with jacket. 1950 Putnam edition.

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The Stubborn Heart

By: Frank G. Slaughter

thrilling, romantic story of how a daring, fearless young doctor defied his wealthy neighbors in order to accomplish his objectives

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