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Monday 17 July 1950

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Phoebe Snow and Gordon M Brown. Broken Arrow, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while I Leap Over The Wall by Monica Baldwin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Gene Autry Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Furies

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston

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 Men

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane

Country: United States

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Treasure Island

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney

Country: United States

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Winchester '73

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 July 1950 ?

  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
  • Feast Day of St Cynllo
Famous Birthdays:
  • Phoebe Snow: American singer and songwriter who released her first album in 1975.
  • Gordon M Brown
  • Gordon Brown: Former American astrologer, the head of "Aquariana Software Design" in San Diego, which did put out astrological software.
  • Robert Deleuse: French novelist, short story writer, essayist, adapter, translator, and literary events designer.
  • Derek de Lint: Dutch actor.
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  • Indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka
  • The Suppression of Communism Act, passed on June 26, comes into force in South Africa.
  • Florence Chadwick swims across the English Channel in 13 hours, 22 minutes.
  • A bomb-laden B-29 Superfortress crashes into a residential area in California 17 are killed, 68 injured.

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Tony Martin - La Vie En Rose
  2. Tzena, Tzena, Tzena - Mitch Miller & His Orchestra

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

Life magazine


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

I Leap Over The Wall

By: Monica Baldwin

First published in 1949, one woman's memoir of nearly three decades in a convent, and her readjustment to the contemporary world At the age of 21, Monica Baldwin entered one of

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Chicago Confidential

By: Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer

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.

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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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Captain Sam Grant

By: Lloyd Lewis

Originally published in 1950, this is an account of Ulysses S.Grant's youth and young manhood.

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