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Sunday 2 October 1949

1949-10-02

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). The Heiress, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
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Movies

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

The Heiress

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Directed by: James Algar

Starring: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore

Country: United States

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The Blue Lagoon

Directed by: Frank Launder

Starring: Jean Simmons, Donald Houston, Susan Stranks

Country: United States

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Pinky

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters

Country: United States

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Thieves' Highway

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Man Against Crime

Written by: Lawrence M. Klee

Starring: Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

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The Ed Wynn Show

Starring: Ed Wynn

Country: United States

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The Life of Riley

Starring: Jackie Gleason, Rosemary DeCamp, Lanny Rees, Sid Tomack

Country: United States

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The Silver Theatre

Starring: Conrad Nagel

Country: United States

Come Dancing

Written by: Eric Morley

Starring: Charles Nove, Angela Rippon, Peter West, Andy Ross Orchestra

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Greg Pryor: American baseball player, a right-handed infielder who played with the Texas Rangers (1976), Chicago White Sox (1978–81), and the Kansas City Royals (1982–86).
  • Richard Hell [Richard Myers]: Lexington, Kentucky -- Rock bassist (Television).
  • Odis Allison: American athlete, played pro basketball in 1971 for one season.
  • Richard Hell: American singer-songwriter and bass player (Television Neon Boys The Heartbreakers and Dim Stars).
  • Annie Leibovitz: American photographer.
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Facts:
  • St. Louis Browns use 9 pitchers, lose to Whites Sox 4-3
  • Yanks and Red Sox, tied for 1st place, play final game of season. Yanks win 5-3 and clinch pennant #16

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1949?

  • Esquire
  • Life: Separates fashion
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sir Oliver Franks -- Sep. 26, 1949

Books

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

The Egyptian

By: Mika Waltari

A story of ancient Egypt from the highest to the lowest levels of society; Source for the classic movie of the same name.

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The Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

A perennial favourite with wide appeal from Lloyd C. Douglas. The basis for a movie of the same title directed by Frank Borzage.

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Mary

By: Sholem Asch

G. Putnam Pub. First Edition, First Printing, name first page no oher marks found.

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A Rage to Live

By: John O'Hara

When the beautiful, imperious and moneyed Grace Caldwell Tate wants something she goes after it. Her affair scandalises Pennsylvania's elite and she must face the costs to her marriage and the man she really loves.

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