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Wednesday 17 May 1950

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christian Lacroix and A A. The Asphalt Jungle, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Mary by Sholem Asch was one of the best selling books.
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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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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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Caged

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Christian Lacroix: French couturier (Chic Frills).
  • A A: Johnson; British Member of Parliament.
  • Valeria Novodvorskaya: Russian politician, dissident, founder and chairwoman of the Democratic Union party.
  • Janez Drnovsek: Slovenian politician; state president from Slovenia.
  • Pat Soltysik: American revolutionary, one of ten members of a radical militant group, the SLA (Symbionese Liberation Army).
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Facts:
  • Celal Bayar becomes the third president of Turkey.
  • Adnan Menderes of DP forms the new government of Turkey (19th government)

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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 ?

Mary

By: Sholem Asch

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How I Raised Myself From Failure To Success In Selling

By: Frank Bettger

A business classic endorsed by Dale Carnegie, How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling is for anyone whose job it is to sell.

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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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The Horse'S Mouth

By: Joyce Cary

The Horse's Mouth, the third and most celebrated volume of Joyce Cary's First Trilogy, is perhaps the finest novel ever written about an artist.

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