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Sunday 8 October 1950

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Robert "Kool" Bell and Robert Kool Bell. Harvey, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Little World Of Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

Starring: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

Country: United States

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The Frank Sinatra Show

Starring: Frank Sinatra

Country: United States

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You Bet Your Life

Starring: Groucho Marx, George Fenneman

Country: United States

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Beulah

Starring: Ethel Waters, Louise Beavers

Country: United States

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Tom Corbett, Space Cadet

Starring: Frankie Thomas, Al Markim, Jan Merlin, Jack Grimes

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Harvey

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow

Country: United States

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All About Eve

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders

Country: United States

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The Black Rose

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Ccile Aubry

Country: United States

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No Way Out

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally

Country: United States

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Sunset Blvd.

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
Famous Birthdays:
  • Robert "Kool" Bell: Youngstown, Ohio -- Rocker (Kool & the Gang-Joanna).
  • Robert Kool Bell: American musician (Kool & the Gang).
  • Robert Bell: American musician, a member of Kool and the Gang, first assembled in 1964.
  • Terry Gou: Entrepreneur.
  • : American singer-songwriter and bass player (Kool & the Gang).
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Facts:
  • 4th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 7-1 at Detroit
  • Cleveland Browns play Pittsburgh for 1st time, beat Steelers 30-17

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Nevertheless (I'm In Love with You) - Paul Weston & His Orchestra
  2. Harbor Lights - Ralph Flanagan & His Orchestra
  3. Mr. Touchdown, U.S.A. - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra
  4. All My Love (Bolero) - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Stuart Symington
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lucius Clay -- Oct. 2, 1950
  • Esquire

Books

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

The Little World Of Don Camillo

By: Giovanni Guareschi

Hear is a happy book inspired by a lively faith in men of good will and God's infinite patience with his creatures. Text is clean, bright and mark free.

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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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The Spanish Gardener

By: A.J. Cronin

When Mr Harrington Brande moves himself and his precious young son Nicholas to a grand house in the deserted Spanish town of San Jorge he is planning on a fresh start

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