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Saturday 26 August 1950

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Richard Cowsill and Annette Badland. The Black Rose, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while Chicago Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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

The Gene Autry Show

Starring: Gene Autry, Champion, Pat Buttram, Bob Woodward

Country: United States

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Andy Pandy

Written by: Freda Lingstrom

Starring: Maria Bird, Gladys Whitred, Tom Conti

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Your Hit Parade

Starring: Snooky Lanson, Dorothy Collins, Russell Arms, Raymond Scott

Country: United States

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The Web

Starring: E.G. Marshall, Leslie Nielsen, Haila Stoddard, Mildred Dunnock

Country: United States

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Big Top

Starring: Jack Sterling, Dan Lurie, Ed McMahon, Chris Keegan

Country: United States

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Movies

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

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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Sunset Blvd.

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

Country: United States

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The Furies

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston

Country: United States

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Broken Arrow

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
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Facts:
  • 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)

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Music Charts

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Ladies with bubbles Peep Show
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jacob Malik -- Aug. 21, 1950
  • Life: Admiral Hoskins

Books

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

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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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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Too Little Love

By: Robert Henriques

Book by Henriques, Robert

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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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