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Friday 20 October 1950

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Isaac Curtis and Claude Sérillon. Dark City, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Little World Of Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi 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 20 October 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
  • Isaac Curtis: American football wide receiver who played his entire National Football League career with the Cincinnati Bengals (1973–1984).
  • Claude Sérillon: French journalist and television personality who presented the programmes "Le journal de 20 heures" (France 2 plus TF1), "Géopolis" (France 2) and "Ôtrement dit" (France Ô).
  • Issac Curtis: Santa Ana sports Champions.
  • William Russ: TV Actor.
  • Tom Petty: American musician.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Australia passes the Communist Party Dissolution Act, which is later struck down by the High Court.

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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 Little World Of Don Camillo

By: Giovanni Guareschi

Hear is a happy book inspired by a lively faith in men of good will and God's infinite patience with his creatures. Text is clean, bright and mark free.

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World And Enough Time

By: Robert Penn Warren

The Pulitzer Prize winner's great novel - a story of love, hate, and betrayal based on one of the most sensational murder trials in American history.

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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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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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