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Wednesday 19 April 1950

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Richard Wilson and Julia Cleverdon. The Big Lift, directed by George Seaton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Alan Young Show.
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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 ?

The Big Lift

Directed by: George Seaton

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas, Cornell Borchers

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 April 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic Day (Sierra Leone).
  • Declaration of Independence Day (Venezuela).
  • Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992. In the Gregorian Calendar Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
  • Bicycle Day.
  • The Roman holiday of Cerealia ends. (Roman Empire)
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Facts:
  • 54th Boston Marathon won by Kee Yong Ham of Korea in 2:32:39.
  • Argentina becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

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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 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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The Cocktail Party

By: T.S. Eliot

Cocktail Party, The, by Eliot, T.S.

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The Cardinal

By: Henry Morton Robinson

On its first publication, The Cardinal was an immediate bestseller. A selection of the Literary Guild, it was published in more than a dozen languages and sold over two million copies.

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I Leap Over The Wall

By: Monica Baldwin

First published in 1949, one woman's memoir of nearly three decades in a convent, and her readjustment to the contemporary world At the age of 21, Monica Baldwin entered one of

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