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
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
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
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.
A Rage to Live
by John O'Hara
A momentous bestseller when it was first published in 1949, John O’Hara’s sprawling novel A Rage to Live offers up a gorgeous pageant of idealists and libertines, tradesmen and crusaders, men of violence and goodwill, and women of fierce strength and tenderness.
Stromberg-Carlson Televisions various Are you going round in circles about Television? (1949)
Trailways Bus (1949)
Celanese Christmas Plastics for toys (1949)
Tell the world why Saturday, 29 January 1949 is such a special date for you!