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Saturday 21 January 1950

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Billy Ocean and Joseph R Tanner in Danville. Whirlpool, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching NBC Television Opera Theatre.
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Movies

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Whirlpool

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Gene Tierney, Richard Conte, José Ferrer, Charles Bickford

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The Great Rupert

Directed by: Irving Pichel

Starring: Jimmy Durante, Terry Moore, Tom Drake, Frank Orth

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Ambush

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Robert Taylor, John Hodiak, Arlene Dahl, Don Taylor

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The Nevadan

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone, Forrest Tucker, Frank Faylen

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Mark of the Gorilla

Directed by: William Berke

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Trudy Marshall, Suzanne Dalbert, Onslow Stevens

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TV Series

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

NBC Television Opera Theatre

Dinner Date

Cavalcade of Bands

The Show Goes On

The Carolyn Gilbert Show

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • George Orwell: British novelist and essayist who won his greatest success in 1946 with his amusing and witty anti-communist satire, "Animal Farm," and in 1949 with his shocking and insightful futuristic novel, "1984.
Facts:
  • Lend an Ear closes at National Theater NYC after 460 performances
  • New York jury finds former State Department official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury.
  • Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury.
  • Accused communist spy Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
  2. Red Foley - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
  3. I Said My Pajamas (And Put On My Pray'rs) - Tony Martin & Fran Warren

Books

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

The Parasites

By: Daphne du Maurier

"Wickedly readable... Daphne du Maurier has instinct, with the result that every woman instinctively wants to read her." -New York Times Book ReviewMaria, Niall and Celia have grown up in the

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The Way West

By: A.B. Guthrie Jr

An enormously entertaining classic, THE WAY WEST brings to life the adventure of the western passage and the pioneer spirit. The sequel to THE BIG SKY, this celebrated novel charts a frontiersman's return to the untamed West in 1846.

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The Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Story of Simon Peter who gives up fishing to become an Apostle of Jesus

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Let Love Come Last

By: Taylor Caldwell

Book by Caldwell, Taylor

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