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Sunday 3 April 1949

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jan Keizer and Anne De Salvo in Philadelphia. Champion, directed by Mark Robson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Dream Merchants by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fireside Theatre.
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TV Series

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

The Goldbergs

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

Country: United States

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Family Theatre

Starring: Nelson Leigh, Tudor Owen, Raymond Burr, Richard Hale

Country: United States

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Super Circus

Starring: Claude Kirchner, Mary Hartline, Sandy Dobritsch, Clifford Soubier

Country: United States

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Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall

Starring: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

Country: United States

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Studio One in Hollywood

Starring: Betty Furness

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Champion

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell

Country: United States

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke

Country: United States

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The Set-Up

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias

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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Impact

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 3 April 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Sixtus I
  • Saint Agape (died 304)
  • Saint Richard (d.1253)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jan Keizer: Dutch singer (BZN - "Rhythm of My Heart").
  • Anne De Salvo in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; actress (Compromising Positions).
  • Anthony Grayling: British philosopher.
  • Bernard Bettle: American unemployed auto mechanic who, on 7/03/1992 at 00:15 AM, opened fire with a rifle and fatally wounded Mark Benton.
  • Claude Michy: French football chairman and investor, the President of the Clermontois football club Clermont Foot Auvergne 63, since 2005.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • KQW-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KCBS
  • North Atlantic Treaty, pact signed by US, Britain, France and Canada
  • WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Need You - Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae
  2. Mel Torme - Again
  3. I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore - Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra (Vocal Stardusters)

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

The Dream Merchants

By: Harold Robbins

A sensational, behind-the-scenes story of the motion picture business - and the people who created it. Lured by the sweet smell of money and adventure, pioneer movie-makers pushed west to speculate

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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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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 Greatest Story Ever Told

By: Fulton Oursler

Fulton Oursler's outstanding classic The Greatest Story Ever Told narrates the ever-new, everlasting story of the life of Jesus Christ. Written with powerful simplicity and set against a rich and accurate

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