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Thursday 21 December 1950

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Giordano Guerri and Jeffrey Katzenberg. Born Yesterday, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Look Younger, Live Longer by Gayelord Hauser was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Charlie Wild, Private Detective.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Born Yesterday

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford

Country: United States

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Directed by: Victor Saville

Starring: Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jean Cocteau

Starring: Jean Marais, Franois Prier, Mara Casares

Country: United States

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Directed by: Michael Gordon

Starring: Jos Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince

Country: United States

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Rio Grande

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Gabby Hayes Show

Starring: Wright King

Country: United States

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The Jack Benny Program

Starring: Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Dennis Day

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 1950 ?

  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Giordano Guerri: Italian writer and critic responsible for the selection of certain books.
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg: American screenwriter and producer co-founded DreamWorks Animation.
  • Lillebjørn Nilsen: Norwegian singer-songwriter and folk musician, considered the leading "voice of Oslo" due to his numerous classic songs about the city.
  • Kay Robertson: Reality Star.
  • David Thacker: English director and screenwriter.
See other famous people born on 21 December
  • Out of This World opens at New Century Theater NYC for 157 performances

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

Look Younger, Live Longer

By: Gayelord Hauser

Every man and woman, young or old, will find in this book sane and sound advice that should make the mature years of life a healthier and happier time.

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Joy Street

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

A young woman brought up in a Brahmin family on Beacon Hill falls in love with a man from a very different background.

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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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The Sign Of Jonah

By: Nancy Hale

Size: 8 x 5 ½ (approximately)Pages: 413 pages Binding/Cover: Hardback with dust jacket

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