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Friday 12 May 1950

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bruce Boxleitner in Elgin and Shozo Fujii. Fortunes of Captain Blood, directed by Gordon Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Man With The Golden Arm by Nelson Algren was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Caged

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby

Country: United States

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Fortunes of Captain Blood

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, George Macready

Country: United States

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In a Lonely Place

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy

Country: United States

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Annie Get Your Gun

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern

Country: United States

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Please Believe Me

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Robert Walker, Mark Stevens

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 May 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Darius Milhauds opera Bolivar, premieres in Paris

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Hoop-Dee-Doo - Kay Starr
  2. Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra - Roses

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Jackie Robinson
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arthur H. Sulzberger -- May 8, 1950
  • Life: Ruth Roman

Books

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

The Man With The Golden Arm

By: Nelson Algren

A novel of rare genius, The Man with the Golden Arm describes the dissolution of a card-dealing WWII veteran named Frankie Machine, caught in the act of slowly cutting his own

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The King'S Cavalier

By: Samuel Shellabarger

Fictional Novel, Historical Fiction

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The Cardinal

By: Henry Morton Robinson

On its first publication, The Cardinal was an immediate bestseller. A selection of the Literary Guild, it was published in more than a dozen languages and sold over two million copies.

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The Art Of Real Happiness

By: Norman Vincent Peale and Smiley Blanton

Would you like to know how to be happy? Norman Vincent Peale, in collaboration with outstanding psychiatrist Smiley Blanton, shares his wisdom and years of professional experience in this empowering and

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