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Tuesday 18 April 1950

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bill Sudderth and Jeff Nolte. Wagon Master, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Sea Eagles by John Jennings was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Alan Young Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 in the last 30 days ?

Wagon Master

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey Jr.

Country: United States

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A Ticket to Tomahawk

Directed by: Richard Sale

Starring: Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Rory Calhoun

Country: United States

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The Rules of the Game

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost

Country: United States

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Titanic

Directed by: Herbert Selpin

Starring: Sybille Schmitz, Hans Nielsen, Kirsten Heiberg

Country: United States

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Comanche Territory

Directed by: George Sherman

Starring: Maureen O'Hara, Macdonald Carey, Will Geer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 April 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
  • Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
  • Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
  • Saint Timon
  • Saint Ursmarus (d. 713)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bill Sudderth: III; trumpeter (Atlantic Star - "Touch Four Leaf Clover").
  • Jeff Nolte: American photographer, teacher.
  • David Ulrich: American photographer and teacher whose body of work is largely comprised of landscapes taken with a large format camera.
  • Kenny Ortega: American film and TV producer and choreographer.
  • Paul Callery: Australian footballer.
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Facts:
  • 1st opening night-game, Cards beat Pirates, 4-2
  • 1st transatlantic jet passenger trip
  • Sam Jethroe is 1st black to play for Boston Braves
  • Yankees win 15-10 after trailing Red Sox 9-0 in 6th
  • Polish Catholic church and government sign accord over relations.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Count Every Star - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Dwight Eisenhower
  • Time: Fighter pilot Eddie Rickenbacker, president of Eastern Air Lines
  • Life: Young horsewoman

Books

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

The Sea Eagles

By: John Jennings

John Jenning's classic novel about the American Navy during the American Revoultion, of the men who fought liberty and their ships and the women who stood behind them.

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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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This I Remember

By: Eleanor Roosevelt

Published by Harper & Brothers, 1949. No Edition noted. Hardcover, blue cloth, aged with small tears on top of spine. Previous owner stamp and signature on inside cover.

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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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