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Monday 15 May 1950

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Renate Stecher and Carl Calleman. Fortunes of Captain Blood, directed by Gordon Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Grand Alliance by Winston S. Churchill was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?


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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TV Series

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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 May 1950 ?

  • Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
  • Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
  • Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
  • International day of climate changes.
  • International conscientious objectors' day.
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Grand Alliance

By: Winston S. Churchill

The New York Public Library, in looking back on the greatest books of the past century, called Churchill's history "monumental" and said that the author "drew upon thousands of his own

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By: Sholem Asch


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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 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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