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Thursday 15 June 1950

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lakshmi Mittal and Mark Arnott. Father of the Bride, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while I Leap Over The Wall by Monica Baldwin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hawkins Falls: A Television Novel.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Father of the Bride

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor

Country: United States

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Kind Hearts and Coronets

Directed by: Robert Hamer

Starring: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson

Country: United States

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Panic in the Streets

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes

Country: United States

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Night and the City

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers

Country: United States

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The Asphalt Jungle

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen

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 15 June 1950 ?

  • Commemoration of Evelyn Underhill (Anglican mystic and poet)
  • Roman Catholic Church ? Feast of Saint Germaine Cousin, patron of shepherdesses and of victims of child abuse
  • Roman Catholic Church and some Anglican churches: Corpus Christi (moveable feast, 2006)
  • Saint Vitus' Day ? Vitus Diena held in medieval Latvia
  • Malawi's Freedom Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lakshmi Mittal: Indian-English businessman.
  • Mark Arnott: Chicago, Illinois -- Actor (Return of the Secaucus 7).
  • Noddy Holder: rock vocalist/guitarist (Slade - "Cum On Feel The Noize").
  • François De La Brosse: French business leader, who heads the ZNZ advertising agency (formerly Z Group) which he founded in 1980.
  • Guy Scotto: French engineer, the foreman at the Hospital in Nice.
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  • Dutch police seize condoms

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Bonaparte's Retreat - Gene Krupa & His Orchestra
  2. Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole (Les Baxter & His Orchestra)

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

Life magazine


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

I Leap Over The Wall

By: Monica Baldwin

First published in 1949, one woman's memoir of nearly three decades in a convent, and her readjustment to the contemporary world At the age of 21, Monica Baldwin entered one of

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The Town

By: Conrad Richter

Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1951 The Awakening Land trilogy traces the transformation of Ohio from wilderness to farmland to the site of modern industrial civilization, all in the lifetime

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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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The Bizarre Sisters

By: Jay Walz

369 pages of excellent text.

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