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Friday 24 November 1950

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marco Biagi and Stanley Livingston. Orpheus, directed by Jean Cocteau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Lift Up Your Heart by Fulton J. Sheen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Jack Benny Program.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


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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King Solomon's Mines

Directed by: Compton Bennett

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson

Country: United States

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Dark City

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

Starring: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

Country: United States

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The Frank Sinatra Show

Starring: Frank Sinatra

Country: United States

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You Bet Your Life

Starring: Groucho Marx, George Fenneman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 November 1950 ?

  • Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
  • Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
  • Teacher's Day in Turkey
Famous Birthdays:
  • Marco Biagi: Italian economist and University Professor.
  • Stanley Livingston: American actor featured as Chip on "My Three Sons" performing alongside his brother Barry for most of the program's history.
  • Roscoe Born: American actor.
  • Bob Burns: American drummer and songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 2015).
  • Damon Evans in Baltimore: Maryland, USA; actor (Lionel - The Jeffersons).
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  • Guys & Dolls opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 1200 performances
  • UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
  • US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea
  • The ''Storm of the Century'', a violent snowstorm, paralyzes the northeastern United States and the Appalachians, bringing winds up to 100 mph and sub-zero temperatures. Pickens, West Virginia, records 57 inches of snow. 323 people die as a result of the storm.
  • A phenomenal winter storm ravages the northeastern United States, brings 30 to 50ampnbspinches of snow, temperatures below zero, and kills 323 people.

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

Lift Up Your Heart

By: Fulton J. Sheen

Blue cloth hardback

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Country Chronicle

By: Angela Thirkell

"A Barsetshire novel, the goings on in Barsetshire a mirror on wartime English market town life"

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Boswell'S London Journal

By: Frederick A. Pottle

In 1762 James Boswell, then twenty-two years old, left Edinburgh for London. The famous Journal he kept during the next nine months is an intimate account of his encounters with the

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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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