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Sunday 12 March 1950

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pia Giancaro and Wheeler Winston Dixon. Stage Fright, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while A Rage To Live by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Space Patrol.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Stage Fright

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Richard Todd

Country: United States

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No Man of Her Own

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund, Jane Cowl

Country: United States

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Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Ilene Woods, James MacDonald, Eleanor Audley

Country: United States

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Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale, Renzo Cesana

Country: United States

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Young Man with a Horn

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Space Patrol

Written by: Mike Moser

Starring: Ed Kemmer, Lyn Osborn, Nina Bara, Ken Mayer

Country: United States

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The Cisco Kid

Starring: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Diablo, Loco

Country: United States

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Your Show of Shows

Written by: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.

Starring: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris

Country: United States

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What's My Line?

Starring: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Country: United States

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Rocky King, Detective

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 March 1950 ?

  • Ancient Latvia - Gregoru Diena observed.
  • Flag Day in Venezuela.
  • "National Day" of the Republic of Jamtland
  • Sweden - Namesday of Crown Princess Victoria, an Official Flag Day.
  • Mauritius - National Day.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Pope Pius XII encyclical On combating atheistic propaganda
  • Belgium votes (58 percent) for return of King Leopold III.
  • The Llandow air disaster occurs near Sigingstone, Wales, in which 80 people die when their aircraft crashed, making it the world's deadliest air disaster at the time.
  • A plane carrying returning rugby fans from Ireland to Wales crashes near Llandow, with the loss of 80 lives.
  • March 13 ampndash In Belgium, the referendum over the monarchy shows 57.7% support the return of King Léopold III, 42.3% against.

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

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 Peabody Sisters Of Salem

By: Louise Hall Tharp

Reviews the colorful lives, divergent personaliteis, and literary friendships of the three Salem sisters

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Modern Arms And Free Men

By: Vannevar Bush

The "world's greatest scientist in the field of armaments" answers questions about America and the future threats it faces from technological advances in atomic energy and manufactured disease in the hands

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Peace Of Soul

By: Fulton J. Sheen

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen brilliantly examines the vast differences between the benefits of psychotherapy and true confession that leads to conversion.

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