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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Cards and funny ecards to celebrate special dates

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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


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 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.

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Old Journal Ads

Stromberg-Carlson Televisions various  Are you going round in circles about Television? (1949)Stromberg-Carlson Televisions various Are you going round in circles about Television? (1949)
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Old Journal Ads

Trailways Bus (1949)Trailways Bus (1949)
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Old Journal Ads

Celanese Christmas  Plastics for toys (1949)Celanese Christmas Plastics for toys (1949)
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Tell the world why Saturday, 29 January 1949 is such a special date for you!