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Monday 26 June 1950

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Antonio Ricci and Daniel Zagury. Destination Moon, directed by Irving Pichel, 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 Big Top.
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TV Series

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

Big Top

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

Country: United States

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The Garry Moore Show

Starring: Garry Moore, Edmund Gaynes

Country: United States

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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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Movies

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

Destination Moon

Directed by: Irving Pichel

Starring: John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers

Country: United States

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Where the Sidewalk Ends

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

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The Gunfighter

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell

Country: United States

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Father of the Bride

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor

Country: United States

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Kind Hearts and Coronets

Directed by: Robert Hamer

Starring: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 June 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
  • Independence Day in Madagascar
Famous Birthdays:
  • Antonio Ricci: Italian screenwriter for films and TV, co-author of the movie, "Drive-In.
  • Daniel Zagury: French psychiatric expert for the Court of Appeal.
  • Jaak Joala: Estonian singer (d. 2014).
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Facts:
  • The South African Parliament passes the Suppression of Communism Act, No. 44 of 1950.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Les Paul - Nola

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Cecile Aubry
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pablo Picasso -- June 26, 1950
  • Life: Girls holding hands on beach

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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Look Younger, Live Longer

By: Gayelord Hauser

Every man and woman, young or old, will find in this book sane and sound advice that should make the mature years of life a healthier and happier time.

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The Grand Alliance

By: Winston S. Churchill

The New York Public Library, in looking back on the greatest books of the past century, called Churchill's history "monumental" and said that the author "drew upon thousands of his own

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The Cocktail Party

By: T.S. Eliot

Cocktail Party, The, by Eliot, T.S.

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