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Tuesday 21 February 1950

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Richard Tarnas . Stage Fright, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Your Show of Shows.
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TV Series

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

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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Twenty Questions

Starring: Bobby McGuire

Country: United States

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The Magic Clown

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Stage Fright

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Richard Todd

Country: United States

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No Man of Her Own

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund, Jane Cowl

Country: United States

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Stromboli

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale, Renzo Cesana

Country: United States

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Cinderella

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Ilene Woods, James MacDonald, Eleanor Audley

Country: United States

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Young Man with a Horn

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 February 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Pepin of Landen
  • Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
  • Saint Randoald
  • International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Richard Tarnas: American psychologist, intellectual historian, and astrologer.
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Facts:
  • WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC / PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Cunard liner RMS Aquitania arrives at the scrapyard in Faslane at the end of a 36 year career, the longest of any in the 20th Century.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Anton Karas - The Third Man Theme
  2. My Foolish Heart - Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Gregory Peck
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Kenneth Oberholtzer -- Feb. 20, 1950
  • Life: Indonesian woman

Books

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

The Seven Storey Mountain

By: Thomas Merton

A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century.

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A Long Day'S Dying

By: Frederick Buechner

A study in nuances of character and atmosphere, this is delicately oriented and finely drawn. This is Frederick Buechner's first published novel.

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The Woman Of Rome

By: Alberto Moravia

The glitter and cynicism of Rome under Mussolini provide the background of what is probably Alberto Moravia’s best and best-known novel — The Woman of Rome. It’s the story of Adriana, a simple girl with no fortune but her beauty ...

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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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