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..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
- A Canterbury Tale
directed by Michael Powell
starring: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price
- A Letter to Three Wives
directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
starring: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern
- Golden Boy
directed by Rouben Mamoulian
starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden
- Ladies of the Chorus
directed by Phil Karlson
starring: Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks
- Wake of the Red Witch
directed by Edward Ludwig
starring: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young
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Which were the important events of Saturday, 29 January 1949 ?
- Britain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland recognize Israel.
What news were making the headlines those days in January 1949 ?
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
by Mika Waltari
The only Finnish novel adopted into a Hollywood filmMika Waltari's 1945 novel The Egyptian was turned into a DeLuxe Color epic film by 20th Century Fox in 1954 and was nominated for an academy award a year later.A [...]
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 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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