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Wednesday 8 June 1949

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Emmanuel Ax and Michel Rousseau. Edward, My Son, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 On TV people were watching Cavalcade of Stars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Edward, My Son

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Deborah Kerr, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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Batman and Robin

Directed by: Spencer Bennet

Starring: Robert Lowery, Johnny Duncan, Jane Adams

Country: United States

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The Barkleys of Broadway

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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The Secret Garden

Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox

Starring: Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell

Country: United States

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Champion

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Cavalcade of Stars

Starring: Jackie Gleason

Country: United States

Mr. I. Magination

Written by: Paul Tripp

Starring: Donald Harris, Paul Tripp, Robin Morgan, Ted Tiller

Country: United States

The Clock

Starring: Larry Semon

Country: United States

Crusade in Europe

Starring: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Country: United States

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The Benny Rubin Show

Starring: Benny Rubin, Vinnie Monte, Mady Sullivan, Charlie Ford

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 June 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
  • World Ocean Day.
  • Saint Audomar, bishop of ThTrouanne, confessor (Translation day)
  • Saint Elphege, bishop, martyr (Translation day)
  • Saint Marius, hermit [GTZ: Clermont]
Famous Birthdays:
  • Emmanuel Ax: Lvov, Poland -- Pianist (Artur Rubinstein Comp-1974).
  • Michel Rousseau: French swimmer, he won the 1970 European championship and a silver medal at the 1973 World championship, in the 100m (freestyle).
  • Emanuel Ax: Pianist.
  • Hildegard Falck: German FR, 800m runner (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • Jeffrey Mylett: American actor (Born 1949).
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Facts:
  • Siam changes name to Thailand
  • Celebrities Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.
  • George Orwell's 1984 is published.

Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1949 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. The Hucklebuck - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
  2. Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra - Again

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Magazine Covers

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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 from Lloyd C. Douglas, and 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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Videogames

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