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Friday 13 October 1950

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Annegret Richter-Irrang and Ellen Brusse [Elizabeth Wenmakers]. Dark City, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Look Younger, Live Longer by Gayelord Hauser was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Somerset Maugham TV Theatre.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Dark City

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors

Country: United States

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All About Eve

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow

Country: United States

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The Black Rose

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Ccile Aubry

Country: United States

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No Way Out

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

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

Country: United States

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The Frank Sinatra Show

Starring: Frank Sinatra

Country: United States

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You Bet Your Life

Starring: Groucho Marx, George Fenneman

Country: United States

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Starring: Ethel Waters, Louise Beavers

Country: United States

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Tom Corbett, Space Cadet

Starring: Frankie Thomas, Al Markim, Jan Merlin, Jack Grimes

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 October 1950 ?

  • RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
  • Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
  • French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. All My Love (Bolero) - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
  2. Harbor Lights - Ralph Flanagan & His Orchestra
  3. Nevertheless (I'm In Love with You) - Paul Weston & His Orchestra
  4. Mr. Touchdown, U.S.A. - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra

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Life magazine


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

Look Younger, Live Longer

By: Gayelord Hauser

Every man and woman, young or old, will find in this book sane and sound advice that should make the mature years of life a healthier and happier time.

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World And Enough Time

By: Robert Penn Warren

The Pulitzer Prize winner's great novel - a story of love, hate, and betrayal based on one of the most sensational murder trials in American history.

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The Man Of Independence

By: Jonathan Daniels


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John Adams And The American Revolution

By: Catherine Drinker Bowen

In this highly praised biography of the formative years of the America's second president, Mrs. Bowen portrays John Adams within the context of colonial America and examines the momentous events that

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