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Friday 13 January 1950

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John McNaughton and Georgie Borkowski. Gun Crazy, directed by Joseph H. Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rocky King, Detective.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Rocky King, Detective

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

Country: United States

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The Steve Allen Show

Starring: Peggy Lee

Country: United States

Rootie Kazootie

Starring: Todd Russell

Country: United States

BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

Starring: Richard Caldicot, Robert Brown, Brian Rix, George Woodbridge

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Buster Keaton Show

Starring: Buster Keaton

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Gun Crazy

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

Starring: John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger

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 Outlaw

Directed by: Howard Hughes

Starring: Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 January 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Finland forms diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Actress Norma de Landa
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carol Channing -- Jan. 9, 1950
  • Life: Midcentury issue

Books

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

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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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

Published by Harper & Brothers, 1949. No Edition noted. Hardcover, blue cloth, aged with small tears on top of spine. Previous owner stamp and signature on inside cover.

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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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