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Thursday 21 July 1949

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ludmila Smirnova and Al Hrabosky. Mighty Joe Young, directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 On TV people were watching The Magic Cottage.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

Mighty Joe Young

Directed by: Ernest B. Schoedsack

Starring: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong

Country: United States

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The Great Gatsby

Directed by: Elliott Nugent

Starring: Alan Ladd, Betty Field, Macdonald Carey

Country: United States

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The Fountainhead

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey

Country: United States

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Edward, My Son

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Deborah Kerr, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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Batman and Robin

Directed by: Spencer Bennet

Starring: Robert Lowery, Johnny Duncan, Jane Adams

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Magic Cottage

Starring: Pat Meikle, Stuart Bradley, Don Hastings, Bernard Kates

Country: United States

Mama

Starring: Peggy Wood, Judson Laire, Rosemary Rice, Dick Van Patten

Country: United States

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Fireball Fun-For-All

Starring: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Marty May, J.C. Olsen

Country: United States

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Captain Video and His Video Rangers

Starring: Don Hastings, Al Hodge, Ben Lackland, Hal Conklin

Country: United States

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Cavalcade of Stars

Starring: Jackie Gleason

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 July 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Zoticus
  • St. Victor of Marseilles
  • St. Barhadbesciabus
  • St. Arbogastus
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Praxedes
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ludmila Smirnova: USSR -- Pairs figure skater (1972 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
  • Al Hrabosky: baseball player.
  • Jean-Baptiste Mondino: French fashion photographer and music video director, he has worked for Bjork, Madonna.
  • Moon Moore: American astrologer and author of "The Book Of World Horoscopes: The Astrological Gazetteer Of The Modern Geopolitical World.
  • Hirini Melbourne: New Zealand singer-songwriter and poet (d. 2003).
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Facts:
  • Senate ratifies North Atlantic Treaty by a vote of 82-13 (NATO)
  • US Senate ratifies North Atlantic Treaty by a vote of 82-13.
  • The United States Senate ratifies the North Atlantic Treaty.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Dick Haymes - Maybe It's Because
  2. Some Enchanted Evening - Paul Weston & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Hollywoods children
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: King Leopold III and Princess de Rethy -- July 18, 1949
  • Life: Olympian Bob Mathias

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

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

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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