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Saturday 20 May 1950

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christoph Schubert-Weller and Andy Johns. The Asphalt Jungle, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Chicago Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer was one of the best selling books.
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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 this week ?

The Asphalt Jungle

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen

Country: United States

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Caged

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby

Country: United States

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Fortunes of Captain Blood

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, George Macready

Country: United States

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In a Lonely Place

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy

Country: United States

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Annie Get Your Gun

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 May 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
  • East Timor National Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 76th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Prince wins in 1:59.2.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Bewitched - Harmonicats (Jan August Orchestra)
  2. I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine - Patti Page

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Onepiece suits
  • Time: Planet earth drinking from a bottle Coca-Cola, symbolizing the globalization of the American way
  • Life: Jackie Robinson

Books

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

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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The Horse'S Mouth

By: Joyce Cary

The Horse's Mouth, the third and most celebrated volume of Joyce Cary's First Trilogy, is perhaps the finest novel ever written about an artist.

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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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The Grand Alliance

By: Winston S. Churchill

The New York Public Library, in looking back on the greatest books of the past century, called Churchill's history "monumental" and said that the author "drew upon thousands of his own

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