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Saturday 12 August 1950

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Iris Berben and Jacky Mamou. No Way Out, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 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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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 ?

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 August 1950 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Iris Berben: German actress and comedienne known for TV comedies.
  • Jacky Mamou: French physician who served from 1996 to 2000 as president of 'Médecins du Monde' or Doctors of the World, an international humanitarian non-profit organization that provides emergency and long-term medical care to vulnerable populations while advocating for equal access to healthcare worldwide.
  • George McGinnis: American athlete, who began his professional basketball career in 1971 and played seven seasons, primarily for Indiana.
  • Jim Beaver: American actor and writer.
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Facts:
  • Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Humani generis
  • New York Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (Canadian Football League) 20-6 in Ottawa, Canada.
  • Korean War: Bloody Gulch massacre.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!) - Ames Brothers
  2. Red Foley & Ernest Tubb - 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
  • Esquire

Books

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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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 Bizarre Sisters

By: Jay Walz

369 pages of excellent text.

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Roosevelt In Retrospect

By: John Gunther

The master of collecting, assessing and redistributing information has turned his reportorial gifts to the personality and career of a figure who is already part of history.

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