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1949

Balanced between the 1940s and 1950s, 1949 was just another year in the Truman presidence. At the beginning of this year, world leaders, presided over a global population estimated at just over 2.5 billion.

1949

Parents adding to that number commonly chose the names James and Linda for their little bundles of joy. Those welcomed to the world in 1949 included George Foreman, Billy Joel, Alan Menken, Richard Gear, Sigourney Weaver, and Pablo Escobar. As always, happiness finds its balance in sorrow. The world lost the director of Wizard of Oz, Victor Fleming, the famous artist, Francis Dodd; the author of Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell; and the philosopher, Maurice Maeterlinck.

People at the bookstores had a hard time putting down 1984, The Martian Chronicles, and 1939’s Pulitzer-winning Death of a Salesman. The box office on the other hand saw the popularity of Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Third Men, as well as Samson and Delilah. These 12 months gave birth to the term “Orwellian”, brought a revolution to daytime television, and the emergence of a classic Christmas carol. Keep reading to find out how 1949 helped forever change the world.

As it was the title of the Truman administration, and a time of progress for US welfare initiatives, this time is sometimes known as the fair deal. These 365 days bore witness to the first network detective series, the first female US treasurer, the first women to graduate from Harvard, and the first Israeli election. Some notable inventions of these twelve months include the instant cake mix, radio carbon dating, the crash test dummy and the Zamboni. While the ratification of NATO promoted peace on one side of the world, all was not quiet on the Eastern front. China’s Red Army moved on to attack Nanjing. After declaring victory, Mao Zedong moved to proclaim his country a people’s republic. China was not the only nation to change its name either; it was in 1949 that Siam became Thailand.

All you Christmas lovers out there, will be grateful that this year saw the first broadcast of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Whether you’re glad to be driving in a safe car, or glad to have seen an end to the Grecian Civil War, 1949 played some part in that.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

Little Women

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien

Country: United States

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The Red Pony

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Myrna Loy, Robert Mitchum, Louis Calhern

Country: United States

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The Fountainhead

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey

Country: United States

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Mighty Joe Young

Directed by: Ernest B. Schoedsack

Starring: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1949 ?

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.

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The Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

A perennial favourite from Lloyd C. Douglas, and 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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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1949 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. James
  2. Robert
  3. John
  4. William
  5. Michael
  6. David
  7. Richard
  8. Thomas
  9. Charles
  10. Larry
Top #10 female names
  1. Linda
  2. Mary
  3. Patricia
  4. Barbara
  5. Susan
  6. Sandra
  7. Nancy
  8. Carol
  9. Kathleen
  10. Sharon

What happened in each day of 1949

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