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Sunday 5 June 1949

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Guy Carlier and Didier Houssin. Edward, My Son, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Greatest Story Ever Told by Fulton Oursler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cavalcade of Stars.
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TV Series

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

Crusade in Europe

Starring: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Country: United States

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The Fred Waring Show

Starring: Fred Waring

Country: United States

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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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Movies

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

Edward, My Son

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Deborah Kerr, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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Batman and Robin

Directed by: Spencer Bennet

Starring: Robert Lowery, Johnny Duncan, Jane Adams

Country: United States

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The Barkleys of Broadway

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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The Secret Garden

Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox

Starring: Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell

Country: United States

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Champion

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 June 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of N�r (Light) - First day of the fifth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Feast of Saint Boniface.
  • Seychelles - Liberation Day.
  • National holiday of Denmark (Constitution Day).
  • World Environment Day, since the United Nations General Assembly resolution in 1972.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Guy Carlier: French author and radio and television chronicler.
  • Didier Houssin: French business leader in the energy sustainability industry, who serves as Director of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology (SPT) at the International Energy Agency.
  • Ken Follett: Welsh author.
  • Elizabeth Gloster: English lawyer and judge.
  • Alexander Scrymgeour: 12th Earl of Dundee Scottish politician.
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Facts:
  • Thailand elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first Thai female member of Thailand's Parliament.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. The Hucklebuck - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
  2. Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra - Again

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Esquire
  • Life: Baby Franklin D Roosevelt
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ben Jones -- May 30, 1949

Books

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

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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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 Autobiography Of Will Rogers

By: Donald Day

In a selection of Rogers' own words, lassoed together by Day, Will Rogers tells how he became the spokesman and the watchdog for the inarticulate public in a period

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The Man With The Golden Arm

By: Nelson Algren

A novel of rare genius, The Man with the Golden Arm describes the dissolution of a card-dealing WWII veteran named Frankie Machine, caught in the act of slowly cutting his own

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