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Thursday 23 February 1950

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Steve Priest in London and Maxi . Stage Fright, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Modern Arms And Free Men by Vannevar Bush was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Your Show of Shows.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 23 February 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Milburga
  • Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
  • Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
  • Blessed odilia of Mombeek
  • Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
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Facts:
  • United Kingdom general election, 1950 : The Labour Party, led by Clement Attlee remains in office but the Tories, led by Winston Churchill increase their seats in the House of Commons.
  • Klaus Fuchs is convicted in London of spying against both Britain and the United States for the Soviet Union, by giving to the latter top secret atomic bomb data.
  • Acting Chinese President Li Tsung-jen ends his term in office.
  • Chiang Kai-shek resumes his duties as Chinese president after moving his government to Taipei, Taiwan.

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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 ?

Modern Arms And Free Men

By: Vannevar Bush

The "world's greatest scientist in the field of armaments" answers questions about America and the future threats it faces from technological advances in atomic energy and manufactured disease in the hands

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I, My Ancestor

By: Nancy Wilson Ross

By Ms. Wilson, who was later to become immersed in Zen Buddhism. A successful young executive comes to an emotional and physical dead-end in his relationship to both his wife

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This I Remember

By: Eleanor Roosevelt

Published by Harper & Brothers, 1949. No Edition noted. Hardcover, blue cloth, aged with small tears on top of spine. Previous owner stamp and signature on inside cover.

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A Rage To Live

By: John O'Hara

A huge bestseller when it first appeared in 1949, A Rage to Live is a large-scale social chronicle of America set against the backdrop of Fort Penn, Pennsylvania, a city with

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