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Wednesday 20 April 1949

1949-04-20

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Champion, directed by Mark Robson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

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

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke

Country: United States

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The Set-Up

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias

Country: United States

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The Red Pony

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Myrna Loy, Robert Mitchum, Louis Calhern

Country: United States

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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

Starring: Fred Waring

Country: United States

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Fireside Theatre

Starring: Gene Raymond

Country: United States

Believe It or Not

Starring: Jean Gillespie, Dan Morgan, John Stephen

Country: United States

Suspense

Starring: Rex Marshall

Country: United States

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 20 April 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • USA- National High Five Day
  • Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
  • Saint Victor (d.303)
  • Saint Marcellinus
  • Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michal: Rocker.
  • Toller Cranston: Canadian skater, four-time free style champ and in 1976 a bronze medallist.
  • Jessica Lange: American Academy-Award winning actress who began her film career with the remake of "King Kong" in 1976 and despite criticism, went on to win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "Tootsie" in 1982, when she became the first actress to be nominated for two acting Oscars in the same year.
  • Massimo D'Alema: Italian politician who is the former municipal and regional councilor for the FGCI, (Young Communists’ Federation) and from 1987 was elected to the Chamber of Deputies with the Italian Communist Party.
  • Jessica Lange in Cloquet: Minnesota, USA; actress (King Kong, Tootsie).
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Facts:
  • Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his first race, in Albany, California.
  • The Royal Navy frigate ''Amethyst'' goes up the Yangtze River to evacuate British Commonwealth refugees escaping the advance of Mao's Communist forces. Under heavy fire, she grounds off Rose Island. After an abortive rescue attempt on April 26, she anchors 10 miles upstream. Negotiations with the Communists to let the ship leave drag on for weeks.

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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

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Magazine Covers

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

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

Books

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

The Egyptian

By: Mika Waltari

A story of ancient Egypt from the highest to the lowest levels of society; Source for the classic movie of the same name.

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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

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

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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