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
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.
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
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.
Schick Electric Shaver Travel Kit (1949)
Ingraham Sentinel Clocks and Watches (1949)
SweetHeart Beauty is My Business- Says Nancy Bass, Famous Cover Girl (1949)
Tell the world why Saturday, 29 January 1949 is such a special date for you!