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Monday 16 January 1950

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Debbie Allen in Houston and Debbie Allen. Gun Crazy, directed by Joseph H. Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Mr. Jones, Meet The Master by Peter Marshall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rocky King, Detective.
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TV Series

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

Rocky King, Detective

Starring: Roscoe Karns, Grace Carney, Earl Hammond, Ken Roberts

Country: United States

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Twenty Questions

Starring: Bobby McGuire

Country: United States

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The Magic Clown

Country: United States

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Man Against Crime

Written by: Lawrence M. Klee

Starring: Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

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The Ed Wynn Show

Starring: Ed Wynn

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Gun Crazy

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

Starring: John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger

Country: United States

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All the King's Men

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru

Country: United States

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The Outlaw

Directed by: Howard Hughes

Starring: Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell

Country: United States

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The Inspector General

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates

Country: United States

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Whisky Galore

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 January 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
  • Teacher's Day in Thailand
Famous Birthdays:
  • Debbie Allen in Houston: Texas, USA; dancer/actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia - Fame).
  • Debbie Allen: American dancer and actress, younger sister of Phylicia Rashad.
  • Damo Suzuki: Japanese-born singer for the influential 70's-era German underground rock group, CAN for three years beginning in 1970.
  • Brian Castro: Hong Kong-Australian author and academic.
  • Robert Schimmel: American comedian actor and producer (d. 2010).
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Facts:
  • Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands recognize Israel.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Ames Brothers - Rag Mop

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Ice skating prodigy
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Paul H. Douglas -- Jan. 16, 1950
  • Life: Actress Norma de Landa

Books

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

Mr. Jones, Meet The Master

By: Peter Marshall

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

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The Waters Of Siloe

By: Thomas Merton

An examination of the roots of the Cistercian Order, founded in 1098, its development and waning, and the seventeenth-century reforms by the Abbé de Rancé, which began the second flowering that

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W.C. Fields

By: Robert L. Taylor

In this now-classic biography of America's great funnyman, first published in 1949, award-winning author Robert Lewis Taylor captures the cantankerous charm that has made Fields revered by generations of helplessly laughing

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The Sheltering Sky

By: Paul Bowles

A beautiful 65th anniversary paperback edition of the landmark literary work by acclaimed author Paul Bowles.In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend

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