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Sunday 24 December 1950, Christmas Eve

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Libbi Larsen and Peter te. Born Yesterday, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Joy Street by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching You Asked for It.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

You Asked for It

Starring: Art Baker

Country: United States

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Charlie Wild, Private Detective

Starring: John McQuade

Country: United States

The Gabby Hayes Show

Starring: Wright King

Country: United States

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The Jack Benny Program

Starring: Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Dennis Day

Country: United States

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The Stu Erwin Show

Starring: Stuart Erwin, June Collyer, Ann E. Todd

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Born Yesterday

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford

Country: United States

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Kim

Directed by: Victor Saville

Starring: Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas

Country: United States

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Orpheus

Directed by: Jean Cocteau

Starring: Jean Marais, Franois Prier, Mara Casares

Country: United States

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Directed by: Michael Gordon

Starring: Jos Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince

Country: United States

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Rio Grande

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Libbi Larsen: Composer.
  • Peter te: Bos; Dutch singer (Claw Boys Claw).
  • Urs Kliby: Swiss ventriloquist, very popular in the 1970ies to 1990ies in Swiss TV with his donkey puppet Caroline (see photo).
  • Richard Powell: American noted family, the son of actor Dick Powell and wife, actress June Allyson.
  • Dana Gioia: American poet and critic.
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Facts:
  • Cleveland Browns win NFL championship, beat LA 30-28
  • December 25 ampndash Scottish nationalists take the Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: George C Marshall
  • Time: U.S. Air Force Major General William H. Tunner
  • Life: Lilli Palmer and Rex Harrison

Books

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

Home Sweet Zoo

By: Clare Barnes

Paperback, Wear and creasing to cover, pictures in black and white, pages good

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This I Remember

By: Eleanor Roosevelt

Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt. She retells the tales of her courtship with Franklin ,the governership,the election,and presidency all leading up until the death of FDR. Almost 400 pages long with b+w photos throughout.

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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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White Collar Zoo

By: Clare Barnes

Familiar office specimens, from the Chairman of the Board to the Boss's Wife, captured here with deadly hilarity.

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