It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

  • A Canterbury TaleA Canterbury Tale
    directed by Michael Powell
    starring: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price
  • A Letter to Three WivesA Letter to Three Wives
    directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
    starring: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern
  • Golden BoyGolden Boy
    directed by Rouben Mamoulian
    starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden
  • Ladies of the ChorusLadies of the Chorus
    directed by Phil Karlson
    starring: Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks
  • Wake of the Red WitchWake of the Red Witch
    directed by Edward Ludwig
    starring: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Saturday, 29 January 1949 ?


Facts
  • Britain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland recognize Israel.

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Make this date unforgettable

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Personalised Chocolate Gifts

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Magazine Covers

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

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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.

The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas

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.

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 Jesus with alarm.

A Rage to Live by John O'Hara

A Rage to Live

by John O'Hara


A huge bestseller when it first appeared in 1949, A Rage to Live is a large-scale social chronicle of America set against the backdrop of Fort Penn, Pennsylvania, a city with a dynamic history, both public and personal.

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Hudson (1949)Hudson (1949)
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Lane Cedar Hope Chest Graduate (1949)Lane Cedar Hope Chest Graduate (1949)
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Old Fitzgerald Christmas  Kentuckys Key (1949)Old Fitzgerald Christmas Kentuckys Key (1949)
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