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Wednesday 13 December 1950

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Heather North in Pasadena and Tom Vilsack. Kim, directed by Victor Saville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Across The River And Into The Trees by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Gabby Hayes Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

The Gabby Hayes Show

Starring: Wright King

Country: United States

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The Jack Benny Program

Starring: Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Dennis Day

Country: United States

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The Stu Erwin Show

Starring: Stuart Erwin, June Collyer, Ann E. Todd

Country: United States

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Somerset Maugham TV Theatre

Starring: W. Somerset Maugham, John Baragrey, Sylvia Field, Mildred Natwick

Country: United States

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

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

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Kim

Directed by: Victor Saville

Starring: Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas

Country: United States

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Orpheus

Directed by: Jean Cocteau

Starring: Jean Marais, Franois Prier, Mara Casares

Country: United States

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Directed by: Michael Gordon

Starring: Jos Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince

Country: United States

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Rio Grande

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson

Country: United States

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King Solomon's Mines

Directed by: Compton Bennett

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Heather North in Pasadena: California, USA; actress (The Barefoot Executive).
  • Tom Vilsack: American politician, Governor of Iowa, first elected to that post in 1998, the first Democrat elected to that state's Governor's seat in 30 years.
  • Wendie Malick: Actress (Just Shoot Me).
  • Linda Bellos: English businesswoman and politician.
  • Julia Slingo: English meteorologist and academic.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Abraham Wald: Romanian mathematician and economist (d. 1950).
Facts:
  • James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Lilli Palmer and Rex Harrison
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mao Tse-tung -- Dec. 11, 1950
  • Life: West Berliners woman with dog

Books

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

Home Sweet Zoo

By: Clare Barnes

Paperback, Wear and creasing to cover, pictures in black and white, pages good

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This I Remember

By: Eleanor Roosevelt

Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt. She retells the tales of her courtship with Franklin ,the governership,the election,and presidency all leading up until the death of FDR. Almost 400 pages long with b+w photos throughout.

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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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White Collar Zoo

By: Clare Barnes

Familiar office specimens, from the Chairman of the Board to the Boss's Wife, captured here with deadly hilarity.

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