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Wednesday 24 May 1950

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jo Ann Washam and Heinrich. The Asphalt Jungle, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Sleep Till Noon by Max Shulman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Broadway Open House.
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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Asphalt Jungle

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen

Country: United States

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Caged

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby

Country: United States

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Fortunes of Captain Blood

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, George Macready

Country: United States

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In a Lonely Place

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy

Country: United States

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Annie Get Your Gun

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Archibald Wavell: 1st Earl Wavell English general and politician 43rd Governor-General of India (d. 1950).
Facts:
  • Maritime Administration (under Department of Commerce).

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Bewitched - Harmonicats (Jan August Orchestra)
  2. I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine - Patti Page

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Duke and Duchess of Windsor
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Harry S. Truman -- May 22, 1950
  • Life: Onepiece suits

Books

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

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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Chicago Confidential

By: Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer

Chicago is the hurly-burly, rough-and-tumble, guns-and-girls, front-page town of the U.S. - and this is an impudent, uncensored, shocking account of the fast, fabulous, fascinating city.

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The Peabody Sisters Of Salem

By: Louise Hall Tharp

Reviews the colorful lives, divergent personaliteis, and literary friendships of the three Salem sisters

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Seeds Of Treason

By: Ralph de Toledano and Victor Lasky

Seeds of Treason: The True Story of the Hiss-Chambers Tragedy [Hardcover]

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