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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 Candice Earley and Dennis Elliott. No Way Out, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Behind Closed Doors by Ellis M. Zacharias was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Gene Autry Show.
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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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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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The Men

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 August 1950 ?

  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Famous Birthdays:
  • 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.
  • Dennis Elliott: English drummer and sculptor (Foreigner and If).
  • Dennis Elliot: London, England -- Rock drummer (Foreigner).
  • Lynn Adams: Kingsville, Texas -- LPGA golfer.
  • Jacques Lafragette: French homicide; shot his wife to death at Montpellier 8/29/1987.
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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. Red Foley & Ernest Tubb - Goodnight, Irene
  2. Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!) - Ames Brothers

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

Life magazine


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

Behind Closed Doors

By: Ellis M. Zacharias

Hardcover with jacket. 1950 Putnam edition.

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Mr. Jones, Meet The Master

By: Peter Marshall

In 'Mr. Jones meet the Master', you are allowed the privilege of reading just a few of Dr. Marshall's sermons. When most people (Especially teenagers) hear that you're reading 'a book

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Ordeal By Slander

By: Owen Lattimore

Joseph McCarthy was not yet a household name in 1950 when Owen Lattimore was labeled by the senator from Wisconsin as the “top Russian espionage agent in the country.”

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White Witch Doctor

By: Louise A. Stinetorf

Ellen Burton had come to the Congo as a medical missionary, with little knowledge of theology or medicine-armed only with a sense of humor, an uncanny knack for praying with a

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