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Thursday 17 February 1949

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gianni Belleno and N Shelf. Caught, directed by Max Opuls, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 On TV people were watching A Woman to Remember.
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 months ?

Caught

Directed by: Max Opuls

Starring: James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Ryan

Country: United States

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A Canterbury Tale

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price

Country: United States

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A Letter to Three Wives

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern

Country: United States

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Golden Boy

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden

Country: United States

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Wake of the Red Witch

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

A Woman to Remember

Written by: John Haggart

Starring: Patricia Wheel, Joan Catlin, John Raby, Frankie Thomas

Country: United States

Time for Beany

Written by: Robert Clampett

Starring: Daws Butler, Stan Freberg

Country: United States

Your Show Time

Starring: Arthur Shields

Country: United States

School House

Starring: Kenny Delmar, Arnold Stang, Tommy Dix, Betty Ann Nyman

Country: United States

The Goldbergs

Starring: Gertrude Berg, Eli Mintz, Arlene McQuade, Robert H. Harris

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gianni Belleno: Italian musician, the drummer and singer of the Italian group New Trolls from 1966 to 1989.
  • N Shelf: American designer, a rapidly rising young prop designer known for his magical ability to make the impossible seem real as he creates and builds strange props, masks and costumes.
  • Fred Frith: English guitarist and songwriter (Henry Cow Art Bears Massacre and Skeleton Crew).
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Facts:
  • Chaim Weitzman elected 1st President of Israel
  • Richard Button retains world figure skating championship in Paris
  • Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Andrea KTkessy/Ede Kir�ly of Hungary.
  • Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Alena Vrzanova of Czechoslovakia.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Red Roses For A Blue Lady - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
  2. Mills Brothers - I Love You So Much It Hurts

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Viveca Lindfors
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cardinal Mindszenty -- Feb. 14, 1949
  • Life: Churchills memoirs

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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