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Friday 18 August 1950

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dennis Elliot and Lynn Adams. No Way Out, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 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 The Gene Autry Show.
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 ?

The Gene Autry Show

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

Country: United States

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Andy Pandy

Written by: Freda Lingstrom

Starring: Maria Bird, Gladys Whitred, Tom Conti

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Your Hit Parade

Starring: Snooky Lanson, Dorothy Collins, Russell Arms, Raymond Scott

Country: United States

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The Web

Starring: E.G. Marshall, Leslie Nielsen, Haila Stoddard, Mildred Dunnock

Country: United States

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Big Top

Starring: Jack Sterling, Dan Lurie, Ed McMahon, Chris Keegan

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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The Furies

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston

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 Men

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 August 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dennis Elliot: London, England -- Rock drummer (Foreigner).
  • Lynn Adams: Kingsville, Texas -- LPGA golfer.
  • Candice Earley: American actress known for the TV soap series "All My Children" in which she played the character Donna Beck Tyler, in 1974-92, appearing again in 1993 and again in 1995.
  • Jacques Lafragette: French homicide; shot his wife to death at Montpellier 8/29/1987.
  • Gary Lorentzen: American astrologer, a student and practitioner for over 30 years with expertise in psychological interpretations and mundane studies of history and geopolitics.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Julien Lahaut: the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!) - Ames Brothers
  2. Red Foley & Ernest Tubb - Goodnight, Irene

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Admiral Hoskins
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Brig. General Craig -- Aug. 14, 1950
  • Life: Peggy Dow

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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