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Thursday 28 December 1950

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alex Chilton and Alex Chilton in Memphis. Halls of Montezuma, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Greatest Story Ever Told by Fulton Oursler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Red Ryder.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Halls of Montezuma

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Reginald Gardiner

Country: United States

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Born Yesterday

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford

Country: United States

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Directed by: Victor Saville

Starring: Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jean Cocteau

Starring: Jean Marais, Franois Prier, Mara Casares

Country: United States

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Directed by: Michael Gordon

Starring: Jos Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Jack LaLanne Show

Starring: Jack LaLanne

Country: United States

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The Lawrence Welk Show

Starring: Lawrence Welk, Dick Dale, Myron Floren, Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra

Country: United States

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The Range Rider

Starring: Jock Mahoney, Dickie Jones

Country: United States

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Crusade in the Pacific

Starring: Westbrook Van Voorhis

Country: United States

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You Asked for It

Starring: Art Baker

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 December 1950 ?

  • The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
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  • Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel into South Korea.
  • The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park.
  • The first pagers are developed.
  • The first TV remote control, Zenith Radio's ''Lazy Bones'', is marketed.
  • Canadians Harry Wasylyk, Larry Hansen and Frank Plomp introduce the plastic bin bag for garbage collection.

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Life magazine


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

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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The Infinite Woman

By: Edison Marshall

The story of Lola Montero a rebellious child, captivating woman, an exotic dancer and mistress to a king.

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The Spanish Gardener

By: A.J. Cronin

When Mr Harrington Brande moves himself and his precious young son Nicholas to a grand house in the deserted Spanish town of San Jorge he is planning on a fresh start

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Out Of This World

By: Lowell Thomas Jr

This is a new release of the original 1950 edition.

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