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Tuesday 17 January 1950

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Luis Lopez Nieves and Luis Nieves. Gun Crazy, directed by Joseph H. Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Woman Of Rome by Alberto Moravia was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rocky King, Detective.
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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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The Outlaw

Directed by: Howard Hughes

Starring: Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell

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 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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1950 ?

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
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  • Alive & Kicking opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • The Great Brinks Robbery : 11 thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car Company's offices in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Eleven men rob Brinks Armored Car depot office in Boston of US$1.2 million cash and US$1.5 million securities. The robbers are caught in January 1956.

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

The Woman Of Rome

By: Alberto Moravia

The glitter and cynicism of Rome under Mussolini provide the background of what is probably Alberto Moravia’s best and best-known novel — The Woman of Rome. It’s the story of Adriana, a simple girl with no fortune but her beauty ...

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One On The House

By: Mary Lasswell

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The Man With The Golden Arm

By: Nelson Algren

A novel of rare genius, The Man with the Golden Arm describes the dissolution of a card-dealing WWII veteran named Frankie Machine, caught in the act of slowly cutting his own

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The Autobiography Of Will Rogers

By: Donald Day

In a selection of Rogers' own words, lassoed together by Day, Will Rogers tells how he became the spokesman and the watchdog for the inarticulate public in a period

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