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Monday 31 January 1949

1949-01-31

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). A Canterbury Tale, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

A Canterbury Tale

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price

Country: United States

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A Letter to Three Wives

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern

Country: United States

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Golden Boy

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden

Country: United States

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Wake of the Red Witch

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young

Country: United States

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Ladies of the Chorus

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Your Show Time

Starring: Arthur Shields

Country: United States

School House

Starring: Kenny Delmar, Arnold Stang, Tommy Dix, Betty Ann Nyman

Country: United States

The Goldbergs

Starring: Gertrude Berg, Eli Mintz, Arlene McQuade, Robert H. Harris

Country: United States

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Arthur Godfrey and His Friends

Starring: Arthur Godfrey, Frank Parker

Country: United States

NBC Presents

Starring: Eva Condon, Andrew Duggan, Jean Shepherd, Nancy Coleman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 January 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bob Berdella: American homicide, a serial killer who tortured and killed five men, all from drug injections and/or suffocation.
  • Norris Mailer: American model, actress, artist and writer with her first book published in mid-2000, "Windchill Summer.
  • Ken Wilber: American metaphysical philosopher and author of over 16 books, Wilber calls himself an "integral philosopher.
  • Norris Church Mailer: American model and widow of Norman Mailer (d. 2010).
  • Carol Hawkins: Actress (Dialing for Dingbats).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 1st daytime soap on TV These Are My Children (NBC in Chicago)
  • Forces from the Communist Party of China enter Beijing.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1949 ?

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Dogs
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cole Porter -- Jan. 31, 1949
  • Life: French skier Emile Allais

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Egyptian

By: Mika Waltari

A story of ancient Egypt from the highest to the lowest levels of society; Source for the classic movie of the same name.

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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.

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Mary

By: Sholem Asch

G. Putnam Pub. First Edition, First Printing, name first page no oher marks found.

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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.

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