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Sunday 17 September 1950

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Narendra Modi and Chris Heister. The Black Rose, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Look Younger, Live Longer by Gayelord Hauser was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Danger.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Black Rose

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Ccile Aubry

Country: United States

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No Way Out

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally

Country: United States

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Sunset Blvd.

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

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 Furies

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston

Country: United States

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TV Series

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


Starring: Dick Stark

Country: United States

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The Paul Winchell Show

Starring: Paul Winchell, Diane Sinclair

Country: United States

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Dick Tracy

Starring: Ralph Byrd, Joe Devlin, William Woodson

Country: United States

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The Colgate Comedy Hour

Written by: Fred Hamilton

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin

Country: United States

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The Gene Autry Show

Starring: Gene Autry, Champion, Pat Buttram, Bob Woodward

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1950 ?

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Narendra Modi: Indian politician and is the incumbent and 14th Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat.
  • Chris Heister: Swedish politician.
  • Fee Waybill: American singer-songwriter and producer (The Tubes).
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  • San Francisco 49ers (formerly AAFC) play first NFL game, lose 21-17.

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. I Love the Guy - Sarah Vaughan
  2. I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles - Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra

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

Life magazine


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

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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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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Behind Closed Doors

By: Ellis M. Zacharias

Hardcover with jacket. 1950 Putnam edition.

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Owen Glen

By: Ben Ames Williams

Owen Glen, Ben Ames Williams, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1950 1st edition (dated on Title page), 629 pages, top edge blue. Note, there are two Doubleday Books order cards inserted in this

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