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Tuesday 22 August 1950

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Teresa Davis and Lewis Libby. No Way Out, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Ordeal By Slander by Owen Lattimore was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Gene Autry Show.
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TV Series

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

The Gene Autry Show

Starring: Gene Autry, Champion, Pat Buttram, Bob Woodward

Country: United States

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Andy Pandy

Written by: Freda Lingstrom

Starring: Maria Bird, Gladys Whitred, Tom Conti

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Your Hit Parade

Starring: Snooky Lanson, Dorothy Collins, Russell Arms, Raymond Scott

Country: United States

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The Web

Starring: E.G. Marshall, Leslie Nielsen, Haila Stoddard, Mildred Dunnock

Country: United States

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Big Top

Starring: Jack Sterling, Dan Lurie, Ed McMahon, Chris Keegan

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

No Way Out

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally

Country: United States

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Sunset Blvd.

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

Country: United States

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Broken Arrow

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget

Country: United States

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The Furies

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston

Country: United States

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The Men

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 August 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • RC feasts - Mary queen of angels
Famous Birthdays:
  • Teresa Davis: Rocker.
  • Lewis Libby: American White House Chief of Staff for George W. Bush.
  • Scooter Libby: American lawyer and political aide, he is perhaps best known for his involvement in the 2003 leakage of t an undercover CIA agent's name to the press.
  • Leopold Stokowski: American noted family, the son of Leopold Stokowski and Gloria Vanderbilt.
  • Nicolas Tavernost: French business leader, the chief executive of the M6 television channel since 26 May 2000.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Kirk Bryan: American geologist and academic (d. 1950).
Facts:
  • Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
  • Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis.
  • Rotterdam harbor strike end
  • The Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary is founded in Tagbilaran City, Philippines.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Ladies with bubbles Peep Show
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jacob Malik -- Aug. 21, 1950
  • Life: Admiral Hoskins

Books

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

Ordeal By Slander

By: Owen Lattimore

Joseph McCarthy was not yet a household name in 1950 when Owen Lattimore was labeled by the senator from Wisconsin as the “top Russian espionage agent in the country.”

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The Marx Brothers

By: Kyle Samuel Crichton

Stated first edition cloth. Copyright by Arthur, Chico, Groucho, Zeppo and Gummo Marx.

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The Little Princesses

By: Marion Crawford

he touching and ground-breaking account of the Queen and Princess Margaret's childhood by their nanny, with a foreword by former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond.

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Sleep Till Noon

By: Max Shulman

Shulman's fourth satiric novel, perhaps his best. Harry Riddle, cafeteria bus boy makes good. Illustrated by Bill Crawford.

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