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Tuesday 27 June 1950

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hank Friedman and Bill Couturié. Destination Moon, directed by Irving Pichel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Mature Mind by Harry Allen Overstreet was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Web.
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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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TV Series

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

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 June 1950 ?

  • National HIV Testing Day in United States
  • National Veterans' Day in the United Kingdom [1]
  • Stonewall Day (date of many gay pride celebrations, including those in New York City, San Francisco, Toronto, and Madrid)
  • Feast of St Cyril of Alexandria
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  • Liar closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 32nd PGA Championship: Chandler Harper at Scioto Country Club - Columbus, Ohio
  • North Koreans troop reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Truman orders Air Force and Navy into Korean conflict
  • US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam.
  • United Nations Security Council calls on members for troops to aid South Korea.

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

Life magazine


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

The Mature Mind

By: Harry Allen Overstreet

First published in 1949, this book is still well regarded today, and frequently cited by readers as one of the best books they ever read.

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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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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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The Art Of Real Happiness

By: Norman Vincent Peale and Smiley Blanton

Would you like to know how to be happy? Norman Vincent Peale, in collaboration with outstanding psychiatrist Smiley Blanton, shares his wisdom and years of professional experience in this empowering and

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