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Thursday, 28 April 1949

1949-04-28

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). The Barkleys of Broadway, directed by Charles Walters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Barkleys of Broadway

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

The Secret Garden

Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox

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

Country: United States

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Champion

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

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

The Set-Up

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Crusade in Europe

Crusade in Europe

Starring: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Country: United States

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The Benny Rubin Show

The Benny Rubin Show

Starring: Benny Rubin, Vinnie Monte, Mady Sullivan, Charlie Ford

Country: United States

The Fred Waring Show

The Fred Waring Show

Starring: Fred Waring

Country: United States

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Fireside Theatre

Fireside Theatre

Starring: Gene Raymond

Country: United States

Suspense

Suspense

Starring: Rex Marshall

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Thursday, 28 April 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Arbor Day - legal state holiday in Nebraska, USA.
  • National Heroes Day - public holiday in Barbados in honor of men and women who played a significant role in the island nation's history, such as Sir Garfield Sobers.
  • Peter Chanel
  • Louis Marie Grignon of Montfort
  • Luchesius
Famous Birthdays:
Famous Deaths:
  • Aurora Quezon: Filipino wife of Manuel L. Quezon 2nd First Lady of the Philippines (d. 1949)
Facts:
  • Brooklyn, Commish Chandler suspends Durocher but he is absolved on May 3 New York fan charges Leo Durocher with assault after Giants lose 15-2 to
  • Former First Lady of the Philippines Aurora Quezon, 61, is assassinated while en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband; her daughter and 10 others are also killed.

Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend) - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
  2. Again - Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Eugene Dennis -- Apr. 25, 1949
  • Life: Paris styles
  • Esquire

Books

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

The Egyptian by Mika Waltari

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

The Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

It was a calm, early summer noon in the southern mountains of Arabia. Sheltering the King's well-guarded domain, a mile above and a dozen miles east of the Dead Sea, motionless masses of neighbourly white clouds hung suspended from a ...

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Mary by Sholem Asch

Mary

By: Sholem Asch

With "Mary," Sholem Asch concludes his trilogy on the founding of Christianity. In “The Nazarene” he portrayed the crucifixion from several point s of view—a Roman Centurion, a young Judean student and the rabbinical authorities who witnessed the rise of ...

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A Rage to Live by John O'Hara

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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