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Sunday 29 January 1950

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ann Jillian in Cambridge and Miklos Vamos. The Third Man, directed by Carol Reed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching What's My Line?.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

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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Twenty Questions

Starring: Bobby McGuire

Country: United States

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The Magic Clown

Country: United States

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Man Against Crime

Written by: Lawrence M. Klee

Starring: Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Third Man

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli

Country: United States

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Gun Crazy

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

Starring: John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger

Country: United States

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All the King's Men

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru

Country: United States

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The Outlaw

Directed by: Howard Hughes

Starring: Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell

Country: United States

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The Inspector General

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 January 1950 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Ann Jillian in Cambridge: Massachusetts, USA; actress (Mr Mom, Jennifer Slept Here).
  • Miklos Vamos: Hungarian writer, television host.
  • Ann Jillian: American actress who was a minor player until 1979 when she got her big break in "Sugar Babies" on Broadway.
  • Kris Riske: American pro astrologer and PMAFA, author of "Astrometeorology: Planetary Power in Weather Forecasting," 1997.
  • Max Carl: American singer-songwriter guitarist and keyboard player (Grand Funk Railroad and 38 Special).
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Facts:
  • Lord Balfour criticizes the fact that rationing is still in force in Britain.
  • President Harry S. Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949.ampref name=ampquotHCIampquotquotYear by Year 1950ampquot – History Channel International
  • The last Kuomintang troops surrender in mainland China.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Ames Brothers - Sentimental Me
  2. Bamboo - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
  3. Bing Crosby & Andrews Sisters - Quicksilver

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Woman wearing mans shirt
  • Time: Harvard's Mark III, soon to be delivered to the Navy
  • Life: Ice skating prodigy

Books

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

The Sheltering Sky

By: Paul Bowles

A beautiful 65th anniversary paperback edition of the landmark literary work by acclaimed author Paul Bowles.In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend

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The Way West

By: A.B. Guthrie Jr

An enormously entertaining classic, THE WAY WEST brings to life the adventure of the western passage and the pioneer spirit. The sequel to THE BIG SKY, this celebrated novel charts a frontiersman's return to the untamed West in 1846.

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Peace Of Soul

By: Fulton J. Sheen

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen brilliantly examines the vast differences between the benefits of psychotherapy and true confession that leads to conversion.

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The Autobiography Of Will Rogers

By: Donald Day

In a selection of Rogers' own words, lassoed together by Day, Will Rogers tells how he became the spokesman and the watchdog for the inarticulate public in a period

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