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Thursday 20 July 1950

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dannion Brinkley and Tantoo Cardinal. Broken Arrow, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Captain Sam Grant by Lloyd Lewis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Gene Autry Show.
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TV Series

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

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 ?

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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Treasure Island

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney

Country: United States

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Winchester '73

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 July 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
  • St. Margaret of Antioch
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dannion Brinkley: American author and a prime example of the near-death-experience, a superstar on the lecture circuit of occult devotees and the author of three books about his NDEs, selling some four million copies.
  • Tantoo Cardinal: Canadian actress.
  • Edward Leigh: English lawyer and politician.
  • Naseeruddin Shah: Indian actor and director.
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Facts:
  • Arthur Murray Party premieres on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)
  • Cold War: In Philadelphia, Harry Gold pleads guilty to spying for the Soviet Union by passing secrets from atomic scientist Klaus Fuchs.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Tony Martin - La Vie En Rose
  2. Tzena, Tzena, Tzena - Mitch Miller & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Pilot with jets Korea
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Joseph Stalin -- July 17, 1950
  • Life: Actress Miroslava Stern

Books

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

Captain Sam Grant

By: Lloyd Lewis

Originally published in 1950, this is an account of Ulysses S.Grant's youth and young manhood.

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The Plymouth Adventure

By: Ernest Gebler

The story of the Pilgrims' progress

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Seeds Of Treason

By: Ralph de Toledano and Victor Lasky

Seeds of Treason: The True Story of the Hiss-Chambers Tragedy [Hardcover]

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The Cocktail Party

By: T.S. Eliot

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

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