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Wednesday 10 August 1949

1949-08-10

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). The Window, directed by Ted Tetzlaff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Window

Directed by: Ted Tetzlaff

Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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In the Good Old Summertime

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall

Country: United States

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Mighty Joe Young

Directed by: Ernest B. Schoedsack

Starring: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong

Country: United States

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The Great Gatsby

Directed by: Elliott Nugent

Starring: Alan Ladd, Betty Field, Macdonald Carey

Country: United States

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The Fountainhead

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Magic Cottage

Starring: Pat Meikle, Stuart Bradley, Don Hastings, Bernard Kates

Country: United States

Mama

Starring: Peggy Wood, Judson Laire, Rosemary Rice, Dick Van Patten

Country: United States

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Fireball Fun-For-All

Starring: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Marty May, J.C. Olsen

Country: United States

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Captain Video and His Video Rangers

Starring: Don Hastings, Al Hodge, Ben Lackland, Hal Conklin

Country: United States

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Cavalcade of Stars

Starring: Jackie Gleason

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 August 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
  • Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
  • Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
  • St. Deusdedit
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gene Johnson: Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania -- Singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle).
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Facts:
  • Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • National Military Establishment renamed Department of Defense
  • U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act Amendment, streamlining the defense agencies of the United States government, and replacing the Department of War with the United States Department of Defense.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Someday - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Straw hats in fashion
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: J. Edgar Hoover -- Aug. 8, 1949
  • Life: Joe DiMaggio

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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