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Wednesday 28 December 1949

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Yasmin Khan and Harry Middleton. All the King's Men, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 On TV people were watching The Steve Allen Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1949 or at December 28 across the years.

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

All the King's Men

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru

Country: United States

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The Outlaw

Directed by: Howard Hughes

Starring: Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell

Country: United States

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The Inspector General

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates

Country: United States

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Whisky Galore

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey

Country: United States

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Twelve O'Clock High

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Steve Allen Show

Starring: Peggy Lee

Country: United States

Rootie Kazootie

Starring: Todd Russell

Country: United States

BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

Starring: Richard Caldicot, Robert Brown, Brian Rix, George Woodbridge

Country: United Kingdom

The Buster Keaton Show

Starring: Buster Keaton

Country: United States

Twenty Questions

Starring: Bobby McGuire

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 December 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Yasmin Khan: American noted family, the daughter of Prince Aly Khan and his wife, actress Rita Hayworth, born in Switzerland.
  • Harry Middleton: American nature writer, most noted for his novel, The Earth is Enough, which chronicles Middleton's young life growing up in the rural Ozark mountains of the central United States.
  • Barbara De Fina: American production manager and producer.
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Famous Deaths:
  • W Hervey Allen: American writer/poet (Anthony Adverse), dies at age 60.
  • Jack Lovelock: New Zealand/American surgeon/athlete (Olympics-gold-1936), dies at age 39.
Facts:
  • 20th Century Fox announces it will produce TV programs.

Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Blue Christmas - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Sistine Chapel
  • Time: Salvation Army head
  • Life: Girls clothes

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

A perennial favourite from Lloyd C. Douglas, and the basis for a movie of the same title directed by Frank Borzage.

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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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