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Sunday 2 October 1949

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Richard Hell [Richard Myers] and Odis Allison. The Heiress, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Mature Mind by Harry Allen Overstreet was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Man Against Crime.
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TV Series

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

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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The Lone Ranger

Written by: George W. Trendle

Starring: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore

Country: United States

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The Voice of Firestone

Starring: Eleanor Steber, Risë Stevens, Jerome Hines, Thomas L. Thomas

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Heiress

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Directed by: James Algar

Starring: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore

Country: United States

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The Blue Lagoon

Directed by: Frank Launder

Starring: Jean Simmons, Donald Houston, Susan Stranks

Country: United States

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Pinky

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters

Country: United States

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Thieves' Highway

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Richard Hell [Richard Myers]: Lexington, Kentucky -- Rock bassist (Television).
  • Odis Allison: American athlete, played pro basketball in 1971 for one season.
  • Greg Pryor: American baseball player, a right-handed infielder who played with the Texas Rangers (1976), Chicago White Sox (1978–81), and the Kansas City Royals (1982–86).
  • Richard Hell: American singer-songwriter and bass player (Television Neon Boys The Heartbreakers and Dim Stars).
  • Annie Leibovitz: American photographer.
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Facts:
  • St. Louis Browns use 9 pitchers, lose to Whites Sox 4-3
  • Yanks and Red Sox, tied for 1st place, play final game of season. Yanks win 5-3 and clinch pennant #16

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Esquire
  • Life: Separates fashion
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sir Oliver Franks -- Sep. 26, 1949

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Books

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

The Mature Mind

By: Harry Allen Overstreet

First published in 1949, this book is still well regarded today, and frequently cited by readers as one of the best books they ever read.

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American Freedom And Catholic Power

By: Paul Blanshard

Mild tanning to spine and pages. Otherwise clean, sturdy copy.

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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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