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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 Cathy Sherk and Lee Tamahori. The Gunfighter, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hawkins Falls: A Television Novel.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Hawkins Falls: A Television Novel

Written by: Doug Johnson

Starring: Bernardine Flynn, Maurice Copeland, Jim Bannon, Arthur Peterson

Country: United States

Armstrong Circle Theatre

Starring: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

Country: United States

Broadway Open House

Written by: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.

Starring: Milton Delugg, Jerry Lester, Dagmar, Joan Lorry

Country: United States

The Alan Young Show

Starring: Alan Young, Gloria DeHaven, Joe Besser, Nelson Eddy

Country: United States

Starlight Theatre

Starring: Mary Sinclair, Durward Kirby, Virginia Gilmore, Alfred Ryder

Country: United States

Movies

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • 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:
  • Cathy Sherk: LPGA golfer.
  • Lee Tamahori: New Zealand film director.
  • Marc Jolivet: French actor, humorist, and occasionally film director, son of the comedian Arlette Thomas and brother of Pierre Jolivet, film director.
  • 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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Facts:
  • 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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Hopalong Cassidy
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Darryl F. Zanuck -- June 12, 1950
  • Life: Actress Stasia Kos

Books

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

Home Sweet Zoo

By: Clare Barnes

Paperback, Wear and creasing to cover, pictures in black and white, pages good

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This I Remember

By: Eleanor Roosevelt

Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt. She retells the tales of her courtship with Franklin ,the governership,the election,and presidency all leading up until the death of FDR. Almost 400 pages long with b+w photos throughout.

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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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White Collar Zoo

By: Clare Barnes

Familiar office specimens, from the Chairman of the Board to the Boss's Wife, captured here with deadly hilarity.

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