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Saturday 17 June 1950

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marc Jolivet and Lee Tamahori. The Gunfighter, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Art Of Real Happiness by Norman Vincent Peale and Smiley Blanton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hawkins Falls: A Television Novel.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Gunfighter

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell

Country: United States

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Father of the Bride

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor

Country: United States

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Kind Hearts and Coronets

Directed by: Robert Hamer

Starring: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson

Country: United States

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Panic in the Streets

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes

Country: United States

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Night and the City

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers

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 17 June 1950 ?

  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Marc Jolivet: French actor, humorist, and occasionally film director, son of the comedian Arlette Thomas and brother of Pierre Jolivet, film director.
  • Lee Tamahori: New Zealand film director.
  • Cathy Sherk: LPGA golfer.
  • Thomas Rose: American police officer and homicide victim, fatally shot on 2/19/1993, 04:05 PM, Boston while scuffling with a prisoner who was trying to escape.
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  • 1st kidney transplant (Chicago)
  • Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria sign security pact
  • First kidney transplant (Chicago, Illinois, USA).
  • Julius Rosenberg is arrested in the US on suspicion of espionage, accused of heading a spy ring that passed top-secret information concerning the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.

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Life magazine


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

The Art Of Real Happiness

By: Norman Vincent Peale and Smiley Blanton

Would you like to know how to be happy? Norman Vincent Peale, in collaboration with outstanding psychiatrist Smiley Blanton, shares his wisdom and years of professional experience in this empowering and

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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 Pink House

By: Nelia Gardner White

Norah Holme, a disabled seven year old, is orphaned and sent to live in the strangely complicated household of her Aunt Rose.

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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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