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Saturday 17 September 1949

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ron Stevens . Thieves' Highway, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 On TV people were watching The Boris Karloff Mystery Playhouse.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Thieves' Highway

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States

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Germany Year Zero

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze

Country: United States

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The Fighting Kentuckian

Directed by: George Waggner

Starring: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Philip Dorn

Country: United States

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Under Capricorn

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding

Country: United States

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White Heat

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Boris Karloff Mystery Playhouse

Starring: Mary Malone, Jean Muir, Mildred Natwick, Oliver Thorndike

Country: United States

The Big Story

Starring: Robert Sloane, Ernest Chappell

Country: United States

The Lone Ranger

Written by: George W. Trendle

Starring: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore

Country: United States

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The Voice of Firestone

Starring: Eleanor Steber, Risë Stevens, Jerome Hines, Thomas L. Thomas

Country: United States

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Martin Kane

Starring: Walter Kinsella, Nicholas Saunders, King Calder, William Gargan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ron Stevens: Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2014).
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Facts:
  • 128 die as fire guts Canadian passenger steamer Noronic in Toronto
  • 8th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 7-5 at Ganton Golf Club - England
  • North Atlantic Treaty Council meets for 1st time
  • WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • The Canadian steamship SS Noronic burns in Toronto Harbour with the loss of over 118 lives.

Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Ragtime Cowboy Joe - Jo Stafford

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Marshal Tito
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Louis St. Laurent -- Sep. 12, 1949
  • Life: Ben Turpin

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

A perennial favourite from Lloyd C. Douglas, and the basis for a movie of the same title directed by Frank Borzage.

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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

When the beautiful, imperious and moneyed Grace Caldwell Tate wants something she goes after it. Her affair scandalises Pennsylvania's elite and she must face the costs to her marriage and the man she really loves.

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