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Tuesday, 19 April 1949

1949-04-19

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Champion, directed by Mark Robson, 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 30 days ?

Champion

Champion

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell

Country: United States

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke

Country: United States

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The Set-Up

The Set-Up

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias

Country: United States

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The Red Pony

The Red Pony

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Myrna Loy, Robert Mitchum, Louis Calhern

Country: United States

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Impact

Impact

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Fred Waring Show

The Fred Waring Show

Starring: Fred Waring

Country: United States

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Fireside Theatre

Fireside Theatre

Starring: Gene Raymond

Country: United States

Suspense

Suspense

Starring: Rex Marshall

Country: United States

Believe It or Not

Believe It or Not

Starring: Jean Gillespie, Dan Morgan, John Stephen

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Tuesday, 19 April 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic Day (Sierra Leone).
  • Declaration of Independence Day (Venezuela).
  • Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992. In the Gregorian Calendar Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
  • Bicycle Day.
  • The Roman holiday of Cerealia ends. (Roman Empire)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Larry Walters: American truck driver and pilot (d
  • Patrick Buisson: French journalist and political activist of the Extreme Right, born to an engineer, he became Sarkozy's adviser (2005-12)
  • Myra McCulloch: Teacher academic / administrator
  • Paloma Picasso: French designer and noted family
Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth
  • 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gosta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8.

Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Forever and Ever - Margaret Whiting

Candy you loved as a Kid

Candy you loved as a Kid

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD cards from 19 April 1949 to enjoy the time of your life

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: X-1 test pilot Capt. Chuck Yeager
  • Life: Mary Martin in South Pacific
  • 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

It was a calm, early summer noon in the southern mountains of Arabia. Sheltering the King's well-guarded domain, a mile above and a dozen miles east of the Dead Sea, motionless

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Mary by Sholem Asch

Mary

By: Sholem Asch

Mary is the simple story of a mother's love for her son and the story of the mother of our Savior.

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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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Retro and Vintage gifts

Retro and Vintage gifts

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