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Sunday 23 April 1950

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Reggie Leach and Rowley Leigh. D.O.A., directed by Rudolph Mat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Mr. Jones, Meet The Master by Peter Marshall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Alan Young Show.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Rudolph Mat

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler

Country: United States

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The Big Lift

Directed by: George Seaton

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas, Cornell Borchers

Country: United States

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Wagon Master

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey Jr.

Country: United States

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A Ticket to Tomahawk

Directed by: Richard Sale

Starring: Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Rory Calhoun

Country: United States

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The Rules of the Game

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Space Patrol

Written by: Mike Moser

Starring: Ed Kemmer, Lyn Osborn, Nina Bara, Ken Mayer

Country: United States

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The Cisco Kid

Starring: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Diablo, Loco

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 April 1950 ?

  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
  • Independence Day for the Conch Republic
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  • 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
  • Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat the New York Rangers, 4 games to 3
  • Nationalist China evacuates Hainan Island.
  • 4th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 2.

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Bewitched - Bill Snyder Orchestra
  2. Sentimental Me - Russ Morgan & His Orchestra
  3. Ray Anthony - Sentimental Me

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

Mr. Jones, Meet The Master

By: Peter Marshall

In 'Mr. Jones meet the Master', you are allowed the privilege of reading just a few of Dr. Marshall's sermons. When most people (Especially teenagers) hear that you're reading 'a book

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The Pink House

By: Nelia Gardner White

Norah Holme, a disabled seven year old, is orphaned and sent to live in the strangely complicated household of her Aunt Rose.

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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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I Leap Over The Wall

By: Monica Baldwin

First published in 1949, one woman's memoir of nearly three decades in a convent, and her readjustment to the contemporary world At the age of 21, Monica Baldwin entered one of

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