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Wednesday 25 October 1950

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Matuszak in Milwaukee and John Matuszak. Dark City, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Legacy by Nevil Shute was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Jack Benny Program.
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 30 days ?

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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Movies

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

Dark City

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors

Country: United States

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All About Eve

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Harvey

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow

Country: United States

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The Black Rose

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Ccile Aubry

Country: United States

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No Way Out

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 October 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Day of the Romanian Army
  • Virgin Islands - Thanksgiving Day : end of the hurricane season
  • Republic of China - Taiwan Retrocession Day (1945)
  • Also see October 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispian; Six Welsh martyrs and companions; forty martyrs of England and Wales
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Matuszak in Milwaukee: Wisconsin, USA; NFL player (Oakland Raiders)/actor (Hollywood Beat).
  • John Matuszak: American football defensive end in the National Football League who later became an actor.
  • Chris Norman: British pop singer, he sang for the soft rock group Smokie during the 1970s, and continues to perform as a solo act.
  • Eric Richardson: American homosexual; HIV positive, contracted AIDS January or February 1989.
  • Mark Taylor: TV Actor.
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Facts:
  • Dutch NSB leader C van Gelderen sentenced to life
  • Sukarno appointed President of the Republic of Indonesia

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Perry Como & Betty Hutton - A Bushel and a Peck
  2. Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) - Ray Anthony

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Ed Wynn
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Major General Almond -- Oct. 23, 1950
  • Life: New Trier High School

Books

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

The Legacy

By: Nevil Shute

Spine has wear with a tear on the bottom edge and slight spine creasing. Inside front page has a running man stamp.

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Belles On Their Toes

By: Frank B. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Life is very different now in the rambling Gilbreth house.When the youngest was two and the oldest eighteen, Dad died and Mother bravely took over his business.

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The Cardinal

By: Henry Morton Robinson

On its first publication, The Cardinal was an immediate bestseller. A selection of the Literary Guild, it was published in more than a dozen languages and sold over two million copies.

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Lift Up Your Heart

By: Fulton J. Sheen

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