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Friday 12 August 1949

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Anthony Akerman and Fernando Collor de Mello. I Was a Male War Bride, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 On TV people were watching The Magic Cottage.
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Movies

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

I Was a Male War Bride

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall

Country: United States

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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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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 12 August 1949 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Anthony Akerman: South Africa -- Director.
  • Fernando Collor de Mello: Brazilian politician with an advantaged political background and a strong image comparable to President Kennedy, sportive and aggressive.
  • Mark Knopfler: Scottish musician, singer and songwriter, who was the main force behind the group "Dire Straits.
  • Julien Lepers: French TV host, the presenter on "Questions of Champions" game show, and composer, son of architect and jazzman Raymond Lepers and singer Maria Rémusat.
  • Jean-Robert Pitte: French geographer, a specialist in landscape and gastronomy, president of the Geographical Society, president of 'Le repas gastronomique des Français,' and head of 'Livres en vignes' (Books in the vineyards) festival in Château du Clos de Vougeot.
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Facts:
  • 16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780)
  • The Fourth Geneva Convention is agreed to.
  • The Salvatore Giuliano Gang explodes mines under a police barracks outside Palermo, Sicily.
  • A military coup in Syria ousts the president.

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

First published in the United States in 1949 and widely condemned as obscene, The Egyptian outsold every other novel published that year, and remains a classic; readers worldwide have testified to its life-changing power.

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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

Rooted in scholarship, in thorough absorption in place and period, this story of the Mother of Jesus succeeds in keeping Mary (or Miriam as she is called in the Hebrew tradition) at the core, the heart of the whole.

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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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