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Thursday 6 January 1949, Epiphany

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Boit and Richard Horowitz. Golden Boy, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 On TV people were watching Arthur Godfrey and His Friends.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Arthur Godfrey and His Friends

Starring: Arthur Godfrey, Frank Parker

Country: United States

NBC Presents

Starring: Eva Condon, Andrew Duggan, Jean Shepherd, Nancy Coleman

Country: United States

Hollywood on Television

Starring: Al Jarvis, Onzy Matthews, Betty White

Country: United States

Kieran's Kaleidoscope

Starring: John Kieran

Country: United States

The Adventures of Cyclone Malone

Starring: Ross Jones, Dorothy Novis

Country: United States

Movies

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

Golden Boy

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden

Country: United States

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Wake of the Red Witch

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young

Country: United States

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Ladies of the Chorus

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks

Country: United States

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Force of Evil

Directed by: Abraham Polonsky

Starring: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor

Country: United States

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Portrait of Jennie

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 January 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
  • Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
  • In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
  • Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michael Boit: Nandi, Kenya -- 800m runner (1972 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
  • Richard Horowitz: Composer.
  • Thierry Ardisson: French television producer and host and movie producer.
  • Stephen Bogart: American noted family, the first child of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
  • Steven Forrest: American pro astrologer; author of "The Inner Sky," "The Changing Sky," "The Night Speaks" and "The Book of Pluto.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Victor Fleming: American director cinematographer and producer (d. 1949).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Famous babies
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Harry S. Truman, Man of the Year -- Jan. 3, 1949
  • Esquire

Books

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

A Rage to Live

By: John O'Hara

Black Cloth Textured Hardcover No DJ, Published by Random House 1949, First Edition Stated First Printing SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR:

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Mary

By: Sholem Asch

Mary

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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

This edition is cleanly formatted for easy reading. 12 point Garamond, 1.15 spacing. "The Big Fisherman" is a historical novel centered around Simon Peter, one of the twelve apostles.

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