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Thursday 27 April 1950

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Vladimir Fedorovski and Christian Zacharias. D.O.A., directed by Rudolph Mat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Cocktail Party by T.S. Eliot was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Alan Young Show.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Rudolph Mat

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler

Country: United States

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The Big Lift

Directed by: George Seaton

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas, Cornell Borchers

Country: United States

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Wagon Master

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey Jr.

Country: United States

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A Ticket to Tomahawk

Directed by: Richard Sale

Starring: Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Rory Calhoun

Country: United States

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The Rules of the Game

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 April 1950 ?

  • Saint Liberalis
  • Saint Mariana
  • Saint Floribert
  • Rochester, NY: Al Franken Day.
  • Catalonia: Montserrat's Day (see Montserrat).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Vladimir Fedorovski
  • Christian Zacharias
  • Kiyokazu Kitamura: Japanese religious leader (known as Himegamisama: 'Honourable Princess God') who in 1968 succeeded her grandmother, Kitamura Sayo (1900-1967, known as Ogamisama), as leader of the Shinto-based new religion, Tenshō Kōtai Jingū-kyō (Dancing Religion) which Ogamisama founded in 1945.
  • Paul Lockyer: Australian journalist (d. 2011).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Tickets, Please opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • South Africa passes Group Areas Act segregating races.
  • Apartheid: In South Africa, the Group Areas Act is passed formally segregating races.

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Bewitched - Bill Snyder Orchestra
  2. Sentimental Me - Russ Morgan & His Orchestra
  3. Ray Anthony - Sentimental Me

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Magazine Covers

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Life magazine


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

The Cocktail Party

By: T.S. Eliot

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

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The Parasites

By: Daphne du Maurier

"Wickedly readable... Daphne du Maurier has instinct, with the result that every woman instinctively wants to read her." -New York Times Book ReviewMaria, Niall and Celia have grown up in the

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Indoor Bird Watcher'S Manual

By: Anne Folsom and Helen Ferril

Various human types ID'd as though they are birds, such as the Nature Plover, the Ruffled Spouse and the Inflated Gasbill.

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The Greatest Story Ever Told

By: Fulton Oursler

Fulton Oursler's outstanding classic The Greatest Story Ever Told narrates the ever-new, everlasting story of the life of Jesus Christ. Written with powerful simplicity and set against a rich and accurate

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