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Tuesday 12 July 1949

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Wetton and Jadwiga Harrison. The Great Gatsby, directed by Elliott Nugent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 On TV people were watching The Magic Cottage.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 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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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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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 July 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Sveti Petar (St. Peter)
  • Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline
  • Newfoundland - Orangemen's Day
  • Northern Ireland - Battle of the Boyne Day (also known as Orangemen's Day or the Twelfth, see Irish calendar).
  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday (2nd day)
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Wetton: British bassist and vocalist (King Crimson, Asia).
  • Jadwiga Harrison: British astrologer and compiler of "Fowler's Compendium of Nativities," a publication that was released without editing and with so many errors that the printing was destroyed.
  • Simon Fox: English drummer (Be-Bop Deluxe and The Pretty Things).
  • Rick Hendrick: American businessman founded Hendrick Motorsports.
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Facts:
  • 16th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-7 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
  • Dutch KLM Constellation crashes near Bombay, 45 die
  • LA Rams sign Norm Van Brocklin
  • Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence.

Music Charts

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

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Olympian Bob Mathias
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Albert Schweitzer -- July 11, 1949
  • Life: Seaside date

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

An account of the story of West Indies cricket from its beginings to the present day. This book discusses the personalities involved and explains the social order and rivalry that lie behind the players, the island and the game.

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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

A momentous bestseller when it was first published in 1949, John O’Hara’s sprawling novel A Rage to Live offers up a gorgeous pageant of idealists and libertines, tradesmen and crusaders, men of violence and goodwill, and women of fierce strength ...

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