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Thursday 17 March 1949

1949-03-17

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Impact, directed by Arthur Lubin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Impact

Impact

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Little Women

Little Women

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien

Country: United States

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly

Country: United States

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Caught

Caught

Directed by: Max Opuls

Starring: James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Ryan

Country: United States

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A Canterbury Tale

A Canterbury Tale

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Believe It or Not

Believe It or Not

Starring: Jean Gillespie, Dan Morgan, John Stephen

Country: United States

Suspense

Suspense

Starring: Rex Marshall

Country: United States

A Woman to Remember

A Woman to Remember

Written by: John Haggart

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

Country: United States

Time for Beany

Time for Beany

Written by: Robert Clampett

Starring: Daws Butler, Stan Freberg

Country: United States

Your Show Time

Your Show Time

Starring: Arthur Shields

Country: United States

Find out your future

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 March 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
  • Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Patrick Duffy: American actor; key role in the top TV soap "Dallas" from 1978-86.
  • Daniel Lavoie: Canadian singer-songwriter, television actor, producer, and radio host, widely known for his huge hit "Ils s'aiment" and his role of Frollo in the musical "Notre-Dame de Paris".
  • Patrick Duffy in Townsend: Montana, USA; actor (Bobby - Dallas, Man from Atlantis).
  • Hartmut Briesenick: German shot putter (d. 2013).
  • Pat Rice: Northern Irish footballer and football manager.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • The Shamrock Hotel in Houston, Texas, owned by oil tycoon Glenn McCarthy, has its grand opening.

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Perle Mesta -- Mar. 14, 1949
  • Life: Baby Three hours old
  • Esquire

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Egyptian by Mika Waltari

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

The Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

A perennial favourite with wide appeal from Lloyd C. Douglas. The basis for a movie of the same title directed by Frank Borzage.

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Mary by Sholem Asch

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 Rage to Live

By: John O'Hara

A huge bestseller when it first appeared in 1949, A Rage to Live is a large-scale social chronicle of America set against the backdrop of Fort Penn, Pennsylvania, a city with a dynamic history, both public and personal.

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