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Tuesday 16 May 1950

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jock Bartley and Johannes Bednorz. The Asphalt Jungle, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Plymouth Adventure by Ernest Gebler was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Asphalt Jungle

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen

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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Caged

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby

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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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 16 May 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Onepiece suits
  • Time: Planet earth drinking from a bottle Coca-Cola, symbolizing the globalization of the American way
  • Life: Jackie Robinson

Books

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

The Plymouth Adventure

By: Ernest Gebler

The story of the Pilgrims' progress

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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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Sleep Till Noon

By: Max Shulman

Shulman's fourth satiric novel, perhaps his best. Harry Riddle, cafeteria bus boy makes good. Illustrated by Bill Crawford.

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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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