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Thursday 12 January 1950

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Patrice Dominguez and Marilyn R Smith. All the King's Men, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rocky King, Detective.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Outlaw

Directed by: Howard Hughes

Starring: Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell

Country: United States

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All the King's Men

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru

Country: United States

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The Inspector General

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates

Country: United States

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Whisky Galore

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey

Country: United States

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Samson and Delilah

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Rocky King, Detective

Starring: Roscoe Karns, Grace Carney, Earl Hammond, Ken Roberts

Country: United States

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Twenty Questions

Starring: Bobby McGuire

Country: United States

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The Magic Clown

Country: United States

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Man Against Crime

Written by: Lawrence M. Klee

Starring: Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

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The Ed Wynn Show

Starring: Ed Wynn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1950 ?

  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die.
  • USSR re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage and sabotage.

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

The Sheltering Sky

By: Paul Bowles

A beautiful 65th anniversary paperback edition of the landmark literary work by acclaimed author Paul Bowles.In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend

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One On The House

By: Mary Lasswell

We sell Rare, out-of-print, uncommon, & used BOOKS, PRINTS, MAPS, DOCUMENTS, AND EPHEMERA. We do not sell ebooks, print on demand, or other reproduced materials. Each item you see here is individually described and imaged.

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A Rage To Live

By: John O'Hara

A huge bestseller when it first appeared in 1949, A Rage to Live is a large-scale social chronicle of America set against the backdrop of Fort Penn, Pennsylvania, a city with

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The Mature Mind

By: Harry Allen Overstreet

First published in 1949, this book is still well regarded today, and frequently cited by readers as one of the best books they ever read.

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