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Thursday 1 December 1949

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pablo Escobar and Sebastián Piñera. On the Town, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching College of Musical Knowledge.
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Old Newspapers

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

On the Town

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett

Country: United States

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Adam's Rib

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday

Country: United States

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The Fallen Idol

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Ralph Richardson, Michle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel

Country: United States

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Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban

Country: United States

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They Live by Night

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard Da Silva

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Twenty Questions

Starring: Bobby McGuire

Country: United States

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The Magic Clown

Country: United States

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Man Against Crime

Written by: Lawrence M. Klee

Starring: Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

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The Ed Wynn Show

Starring: Ed Wynn

Country: United States

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The Life of Riley

Starring: Jackie Gleason, Rosemary DeCamp, Lanny Rees, Sid Tomack

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 December 1949 ?

  • Iceland
  • Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
  • Feast day of St Eligius
  • Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
  • Angola's Pioneers' Day
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  • WBNG TV channel 12 in Binghamton, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • WKTV TV channel 2 in Utica, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Tennessee Ernie Ford - Mule Train

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

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

The Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Story of Simon Peter who gives up fishing to become an Apostle of Jesus

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The Seven Storey Mountain

By: Thomas Merton

A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century.

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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 ...

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The Way West

By: A.B. Guthrie Jr

An enormously entertaining classic, THE WAY WEST brings to life the adventure of the western passage and the pioneer spirit. The sequel to THE BIG SKY, this celebrated novel charts a frontiersman's return to the untamed West in 1846.

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