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Thursday 31 August 1950

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). The Black Rose, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950 while The Stubborn Heart by Frank G. Slaughter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The New Truth and Consequences.
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TV Series

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

The Gene Autry Show

Starring: Gene Autry, Champion, Pat Buttram, Bob Woodward

Country: United States

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Andy Pandy

Written by: Freda Lingstrom

Starring: Maria Bird, Gladys Whitred, Tom Conti

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Your Hit Parade

Starring: Snooky Lanson, Dorothy Collins, Russell Arms, Raymond Scott

Country: United States

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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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Movies

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

The Black Rose

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Ccile Aubry

Country: United States

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No Way Out

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally

Country: United States

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Sunset Blvd.

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

Country: United States

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The Furies

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston

Country: United States

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Broken Arrow

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 1950 ?

Holidays:
  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs and a single in a game vs. Braves

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: UN commander General McArthur
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dr. Irving Langmuir -- Aug. 28, 1950
  • Life: Ladies with bubbles Peep Show

Books

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

The Stubborn Heart

By: Frank G. Slaughter

thrilling, romantic story of how a daring, fearless young doctor defied his wealthy neighbors in order to accomplish his objectives

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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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Behind Closed Doors

By: Ellis M. Zacharias

Hardcover with jacket. 1950 Putnam edition.

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Ordeal By Slander

By: Owen Lattimore

Joseph McCarthy was not yet a household name in 1950 when Owen Lattimore was labeled by the senator from Wisconsin as the “top Russian espionage agent in the country.”

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