Wednesday August 16, 1950

US date format: 8/16/1950, UK date format: 16/8/1950

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1950). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Stockwell Day and Peter York. Rashomon, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Roosevelt In Retrospect by John Gunther was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Innocents Abroad.
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Movies

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Rashomon

Rashomon

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

Alina

Alina

Directed by: Giorgio Pastina

Starring: Gina Lollobrigida, Amedeo Nazzari, Doris Dowling, Juan de Landa

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: James Cagney, Barbara Payton, Helena Carter, Ward Bond

Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion

Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion

Directed by: Charles Lamont

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patricia Medina, Walter Slezak

The Admiral Was a Lady

The Admiral Was a Lady

Directed by: Albert S. Rogell

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Wanda Hendrix, Rudy Vallee, Johnny Sands

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944

Events

  • West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Innocents Abroad

Innocents Abroad

Directed by: Les Blank

Don't Look Now

Don't Look Now

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!

The Stork Club

The Stork Club

Directed by: Hal Walker

Battle Report

Battle Report

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Chicago Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer

Chicago Confidential

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Chicago is the hurly-burly, rough-and-tumble, guns-and-girls, front-page town of the U.S. - and this is an impudent, uncensored, shocking account of the fast, fabulous, fascinating city.

Ordeal By Slander by Owen Lattimore

Ordeal By Slander

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Joseph McCarthy was not yet a household name in 1950 when Owen Lattimore was labeled by the senator from Wisconsin as the “top Russian espionage agent in the country.”

Mr. Jones, Meet The Master by Peter Marshall

Mr. Jones, Meet The Master

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In 'Mr. Jones meet the Master', you are allowed the privilege of reading just a few of Dr. Marshall's sermons. When most people (Especially teenagers) hear that you're reading 'a book

Escape To Adventure by Fitzroy MacLean

Escape To Adventure

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Escape to adventure Hardcover - January 1, 1950 by Fitzroy MacLean (Author)

Look Younger, Live Longer by Gayelord Hauser

Look Younger, Live Longer

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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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