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Friday 26 August 1949

1949-08-26

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). White Heat, directed by Raoul Walsh, 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 ?

White Heat

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien

Country: United States

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Madame Bovary

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin

Country: United States

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I Was a Male War Bride

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall

Country: United States

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The Window

Directed by: Ted Tetzlaff

Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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In the Good Old Summertime

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Martin Kane

Starring: Walter Kinsella, Nicholas Saunders, King Calder, William Gargan

Country: United States

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Crusader Rabbit

Written by: Alexander Anderson, Jay Ward

Starring: Vern Louden, Roy Whaley, Russ Coughlan, GeGe Pearson

Country: United States

Hands of Mystery

Starring: Ruth White, Edward Andrews, Hugh Franklin, Brook Byron

Country: United States

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. You're Breaking My Heart - Buddy Clark
  2. Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae - Whispering Hope
  3. Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You) - Mills Brothers
  4. You're Breaking My Heart - Ink Spots

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Texas cowboy
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Elizabeth Taylor -- Aug. 22, 1949
  • Life: Actress Bryn Noring

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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