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Wednesday 16 August 1950

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marshall Manesh and Marc Lachièze-Rey. No Way Out, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 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 The Gene Autry Show.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Gene Autry Show

Starring: Gene Autry, Champion, Pat Buttram, Bob Woodward

Country: United States

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Andy Pandy

Written by: Freda Lingstrom

Starring: Maria Bird, Gladys Whitred, Tom Conti

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Your Hit Parade

Starring: Snooky Lanson, Dorothy Collins, Russell Arms, Raymond Scott

Country: United States

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The Web

Starring: E.G. Marshall, Leslie Nielsen, Haila Stoddard, Mildred Dunnock

Country: United States

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Big Top

Starring: Jack Sterling, Dan Lurie, Ed McMahon, Chris Keegan

Country: United States

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Movies

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

No Way Out

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally

Country: United States

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Sunset Blvd.

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

Country: United States

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Broken Arrow

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget

Country: United States

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The Furies

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston

Country: United States

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The Men

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1950 ?

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
Famous Birthdays:
  • Marshall Manesh: Iranian-born American actor.
  • Marc Lachièze-Rey: French astrophysicist, cosmologist and theorist at CNRS, working in the laboratory 'AstroParticule and Cosmology' (APC) in Paris.
  • Hasely Crawford: Trinidad -- 100m runner (1976 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • Stockwell Day: Canadian businessman and politician 15th Canadian Minister of International Trade.
  • Jeff Thomson: Australian cricketer.
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Facts:
  • West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!) - Ames Brothers
  2. Red Foley & Ernest Tubb - Goodnight, Irene

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Admiral Hoskins
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Brig. General Craig -- Aug. 14, 1950
  • Life: Peggy Dow

Books

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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Ordeal By Slander

By: Owen Lattimore

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.”

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The Bizarre Sisters

By: Jay Walz

369 pages of excellent text.

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The Cocktail Party

By: T.S. Eliot

Cocktail Party, The, by Eliot, T.S.

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