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Monday 19 December 1949

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Claudia A Kolb and Lenny White. Whisky Galore, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 On TV people were watching College of Musical Knowledge.
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 this week ?

Whisky Galore

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey

Country: United States

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Twelve O'Clock High

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

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Samson and Delilah

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Sands of Iwo Jima

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara

Country: United States

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Bicycle Thieves

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Twenty Questions

Starring: Bobby McGuire

Country: United States

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The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue

Starring: Mimi Benzell, Jane Froman, Earl Wrightson

Country: United States

The Herb Shriner Show

Starring: Mary Ford, Les Paul

Country: United States

One Man's Family

Starring: Bert Lytell, Marjorie Gateson, Russell Thorson, Lillian Schaaf

Country: United States

The Plainclothesman

Starring: Jack Orrison, Ken Lynch

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 December 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Claudia A Kolb: United States -- 200m breast stroke swimmer (1964 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
  • Lenny White: Rocker.
  • Francis Collomp: French hostage, kidnapped in Rimi (North Nigeria) by an Islamist group (Ansaru).
  • Sebastian : Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist.
  • Orna Berry: Israeli computer scientist and businesswoman.
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Facts:
  • Luxury passenger ship Aquitania demolished in Garelock Scotland
  • WJW TV channel 8 in Cleveland, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Yingle Bells - Yogi Yorgesson with The Johnny Duffy Trio

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Girls clothes
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Charles Munch -- Dec. 19, 1949
  • Life: Fifth Avenue beauties

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

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

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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