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Wednesday 18 October 1950

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Merry Martin in Camden and Patrick L Swindall. Dark City, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Spanish Gardener by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Stu Erwin Show.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Stu Erwin Show

Starring: Stuart Erwin, June Collyer, Ann E. Todd

Country: United States

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The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

Starring: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

Country: United States

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The Frank Sinatra Show

Starring: Frank Sinatra

Country: United States

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You Bet Your Life

Starring: Groucho Marx, George Fenneman

Country: United States

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Beulah

Starring: Ethel Waters, Louise Beavers

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Dark City

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors

Country: United States

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All About Eve

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Harvey

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 October 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
  • USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Merry Martin in Camden: Michigan, USA; actress (Leslie - Peter Loves Mary).
  • Patrick L Swindall: (Rep-R-Georgia, 1985- ).
  • David Dukelow: American astrologer, a scholar and former teacher in public schools until losing interest in the academic environment.
  • Luiz Paula: Brazilian author and psychic.
  • Wendy Wasserstein: American playwright, a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist known for her plays about educated women facing challenges in post-liberation America.
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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Harbor Lights - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
  2. Eddie Fisher - Thinking of You
  3. I'll Always Love You (Querida Mia) - Dinah Shore

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: New Trier High School
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Syngman Rhee -- Oct. 16, 1950
  • Life: Jean Simmons

Books

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

The Spanish Gardener

By: A.J. Cronin

When Mr Harrington Brande moves himself and his precious young son Nicholas to a grand house in the deserted Spanish town of San Jorge he is planning on a fresh start

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Belles On Their Toes

By: Frank B. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Life is very different now in the rambling Gilbreth house.When the youngest was two and the oldest eighteen, Dad died and Mother bravely took over his business.

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Chicago Confidential

By: Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer

Chicago is the hurly-burly, rough-and-tumble, guns-and-girls, front-page town of the U.S. - and this is an impudent, uncensored, shocking account of the fast, fabulous, fascinating city.

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Nuts In May

By: Cornelia Otis Skinner

Black-and-white illustrations. Most of book was originally published in New Yorker Magazine.

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