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Tuesday 13 December 1949

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Walter "Clyde" Owen and Tom Verlaine [Miller] in Mount Morris. Sands of Iwo Jima, directed by Allan Dwan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 On TV people were watching College of Musical Knowledge.
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 30 days ?

Sands of Iwo Jima

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara

Country: United States

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Bicycle Thieves

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell

Country: United States

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On the Town

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett

Country: United States

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The Loves of Colette

Directed by: Jean Faurez

Starring: Louis Salou, Franois Prier, Simone Valre

Country: United States

Adam's Rib

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Twenty Questions

Starring: Bobby McGuire

Country: United States

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The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue

Starring: Mimi Benzell, Jane Froman, Earl Wrightson

Country: United States

The Herb Shriner Show

Starring: Mary Ford, Les Paul

Country: United States

One Man's Family

Starring: Bert Lytell, Marjorie Gateson, Russell Thorson, Lillian Schaaf

Country: United States

The Plainclothesman

Starring: Jack Orrison, Ken Lynch

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
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Facts:
  • AL votes down proposal to revive spitball
  • The Knesset votes to move the capital of Israel to Jerusalem.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas - Yogi Yorgesson with The Johnny Duffy Trio

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Fifth Avenue beauties
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Conrad N. Hilton -- Dec. 12, 1949
  • Life: General Hoyt Vandenberg

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

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

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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