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Saturday 8 July 1950

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Three Little Words, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Chicago Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Don't Look Now.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Three Little Words

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Red Skelton, Arlene Dahl

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Vagabunda

Directed by: Miguel Morayta

Starring: Antonio Badú, Leticia Palma, Luis Beristáin, Irma Dorantes

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Duchess of Idaho

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Esther Williams, Van Johnson, John Lund, Paula Raymond

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The Flame and the Arrow

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Robert Douglas, Aline MacMahon

Country: United States

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The Happy Years

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Dean Stockwell, Darryl Hickman, Scotty Beckett, Leon Ames

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TV Series

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

Don't Look Now

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

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The Stork Club

Directed by: Hal Walker

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Such Is Life

Directed by: Rage Productions

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Your Hit Parade

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

Country: United States

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 July 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
  • Feast day of Saint Kilian
  • Feast day of Saint Grimbald
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Othmar Spann: Austrian economist / sociologist (Wahre State), dies at 71.
Facts:
  • 33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska (state record)
  • 57th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats M duPont (61 36 61)
  • Gen Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, UN forces in Korea
  • US General Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, United Nations forces in Korea.
  • Leroy Deans awarded first Order of Purple Heart in Korea.

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Books

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

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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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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Sleep Till Noon

By: Max Shulman

Shulman's fourth satiric novel, perhaps his best. Harry Riddle, cafeteria bus boy makes good. Illustrated by Bill Crawford.

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The Cocktail Party

By: T.S. Eliot

A modern verse play about the search for meaning, in which a psychiatrist is the catalyst for the action. “An authentic modern masterpiece” (New York Post).

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