Thursday 18 August 1949
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Madame Bovary, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Captain Video and His Video Rangers
Which were the important events of 18 August 1949 ?
- RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
- Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
See other famous people born on 18 August
Nigel Griggs: English bass player songwriter and producer (Split Enz and Schnell Fenster).
Rudy Hartono: Indonesian badminton player.
Paul J Mares: US jazz trumpetist / Composer (Tin Roof Blues), dies at 49.
Paul Mares: American musician (Born 1900).
- Hungary adopts constitution
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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
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
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.
This edition is cleanly formatted for easy reading. 12 point Garamond, 1.15 spacing. "The Big Fisherman" is a historical novel centered around Simon Peter, one of the twelve apostles.
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.
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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