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Tuesday 24 January 1950

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Benjamin Urrutia and Daniel Auteuil. Gun Crazy, directed by Joseph H. Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Robert Montgomery Presents.
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TV Series

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

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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Man Against Crime

Written by: Lawrence M. Klee

Starring: Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

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The Ed Wynn Show

Starring: Ed Wynn

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Gun Crazy

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

Starring: John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger

Country: United States

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All the King's Men

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru

Country: United States

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The Outlaw

Directed by: Howard Hughes

Starring: Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell

Country: United States

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The Inspector General

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates

Country: United States

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Whisky Galore

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 January 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
  • Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
Famous Birthdays:
  • Benjamin Urrutia: Ecuadorian-born American writer.
  • Daniel Auteuil: French actor, one of France's most versatile, he has made over 75 films as of 2009 and is still turning in strong performances.
  • Gennifer Flowers: American pretty blond cabaret singer who claims to have had a 14 year affair with Bill Clinton 1977-1991, while he was married and on the campaign trail toward becoming the 42nd President.
  • Jean-Yves Leloup: French psychologist and philosopher with a Ph.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bull Montana: Italian screen actor and professional wrestler who was onscreen from 1918.
Facts:
  • Jackie Robinson signs highest contract (US$35,000) in Brooklyn Dodgers' history.
  • Cold War: Klaus Fuchs, German émigré and physicist, confesses to an MI5 interrogator that he is a Soviet spy: for 7 years, he passed top secret data on U.S. and British nuclear weapons research to the Soviet Union. Fuchs is formally charged on February 2. Christopher Andrew, ''Defend the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5'' (Random House Digital, 2009) pp387-388

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

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Woman wearing mans shirt
  • Time: Harvard's Mark III, soon to be delivered to the Navy
  • Life: Ice skating prodigy

Books

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

The Seven Storey Mountain

By: Thomas Merton

A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century.

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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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Peace Of Soul

By: Fulton J. Sheen

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen brilliantly examines the vast differences between the benefits of psychotherapy and true confession that leads to conversion.

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The Sheltering Sky

By: Paul Bowles

A beautiful 65th anniversary paperback edition of the landmark literary work by acclaimed author Paul Bowles.In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend

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