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Friday 24 June 1949

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Illsley and Betty Jackson. Edward, My Son, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 On TV people were watching Mama.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

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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The Barkleys of Broadway

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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The Secret Garden

Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox

Starring: Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell

Country: United States

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Champion

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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

Mr. I. Magination

Written by: Paul Tripp

Starring: Donald Harris, Paul Tripp, Robin Morgan, Ted Tiller

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 June 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Hopalong Cassidy becomes 1st network western (NBC)
  • Cargo airlines first licensed by US Civil Aeronautics Board.
  • The first Television Western, Hopalong Cassidy, is aired on NBC starring William Boyd.
  • Dock workers strike in the UK.
  • Apartheid: The ''South African Citizenship Act'' suspends the granting of citizenship to British Commonwealth immigrants after 5 years and imposes a ban on mixed marriages.

Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Vic Damone - You're Breaking My Heart
  2. The Four Winds and the Seven Seas - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  3. Bali Ha'i - Paul Weston & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Hillsdale High graduate
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Jay McCloy -- June 20, 1949
  • Life: Marta Toren

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

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.

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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

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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