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Saturday 24 September 1949

1949-09-24

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). The Blue Lagoon, directed by Frank Launder, 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 30 days ?

The Blue Lagoon

Directed by: Frank Launder

Starring: Jean Simmons, Donald Houston, Susan Stranks

Country: United States

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Pinky

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters

Country: United States

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Thieves' Highway

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States

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Germany Year Zero

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze

Country: United States

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The Fighting Kentuckian

Directed by: George Waggner

Starring: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Philip Dorn

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Come Dancing

Written by: Eric Morley

Starring: Charles Nove, Angela Rippon, Peter West, Andy Ross Orchestra

Country: United Kingdom

The Boris Karloff Mystery Playhouse

Starring: Mary Malone, Jean Muir, Mildred Natwick, Oliver Thorndike

Country: United States

The Big Story

Starring: Robert Sloane, Ernest Chappell

Country: United States

The Lone Ranger

Written by: George W. Trendle

Starring: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore

Country: United States

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The Voice of Firestone

Starring: Eleanor Steber, Risë Stevens, Jerome Hines, Thomas L. Thomas

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 September 1949 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Marjorie Clapprood: American politician, a former member of the legislature and a candidate for Lt.
  • Bill Connors: American guitarist (Return to Forever).
  • Baleka Mbete: South African politician Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Laszlo Rajk, ex-foreign minister of Hungary, is sentenced to death.
  • The First Plenary Session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference approves a design for the Flag of the People's Republic of China.
  • Iva Toguri D'Aquino is found guilty of broadcasting for Japan as ampquotTokyo Roseampquot during World War II.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Don't Cry, Joe (Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go) - Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra
  2. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Arlene Dahl
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lisa Fonssagrives -- Sep. 19, 1949
  • Life: Marshal Tito

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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