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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 Janez Drnovšek and Patricia Soltysik. Love That Brute, directed by Alexander Hall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Greatest Story Ever Told by Fulton Oursler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Such Is Life.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Love That Brute

Directed by: Alexander Hall

Starring: Paul Douglas, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Keenan Wynn

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The Big Hangover

Directed by: Norman Krasna

Starring: Van Johnson, Elizabeth Taylor, Percy Waram, Fay Holden

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In a Lonely Place

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby, Hope Emerson

Country: United States

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The Jackie Robinson Story

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson, Louise Beavers

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TV Series

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

Such Is Life

Directed by: Rage Productions

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1950 ?

  • 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:
  • Janez Drnovšek: Slovenian economist and politician 2nd President of Slovenia (d. 2008).
  • Patricia Soltysik
  • Keith Bradley: Baron Bradley English accountant and politician.
  • 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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Famous Deaths:
  • Celal Bayar becomes the third president of Turkey.
  • Adnan Menderes of DP forms the new government of Turkey (19th government)

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Bewitched - Harmonicats (Jan August Orchestra)
  2. I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine - Patti Page


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

The Greatest Story Ever Told

By: Fulton Oursler

Fulton Oursler's outstanding classic The Greatest Story Ever Told narrates the ever-new, everlasting story of the life of Jesus Christ. Written with powerful simplicity and set against a rich and accurate

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The Parasites

By: Daphne du Maurier

"Wickedly readable... Daphne du Maurier has instinct, with the result that every woman instinctively wants to read her." -New York Times Book ReviewMaria, Niall and Celia have grown up in the

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The Cardinal

By: Henry Morton Robinson

On its first publication, The Cardinal was an immediate bestseller. A selection of the Literary Guild, it was published in more than a dozen languages and sold over two million copies.

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Look Younger, Live Longer

By: Gayelord Hauser

Every man and woman, young or old, will find in this book sane and sound advice that should make the mature years of life a healthier and happier time.

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