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Wednesday 17 August 1949

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Noël Augert and Doreen Cameron. 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 Hands of Mystery.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

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 ?

Hands of Mystery

Starring: Ruth White, Edward Andrews, Hugh Franklin, Brook Byron

Country: United States

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jean-Noël Augert: French alpine skier, he was slalom gold medalist (Val Gardena 1970) and won three crystal globes.
  • Doreen Cameron: Scottish stage and TV actress who worked to promote working-class and anti-capitalist theatre.
  • Peter Malsin: American astrologer who became a student of the field in 1971.
  • Noel Augert: .
  • Colin Campbell: Actor (Leather Boys), dies at 83.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Actress Bryn Noring
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Richard J. Neutra -- Aug. 15, 1949
  • Life: Straw hats in fashion

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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