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Friday 6 May 1949

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Thérèse Liotard and David Cornell Leestma in Muskegon. The Barkleys of Broadway, directed by Charles Walters, 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 Crusade in Europe.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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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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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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Super Circus

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

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 May 1949 ?

  • Saint Justus
  • Sinaites of Serbia
  • New Martyr Demetrios of the Peloponnesus (d. 1803)
  • Seraphim the Struggler of Mt. Domvu
  • Micah of Radonezh
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Famous Deaths:
  • P-M-B Maurice Maeterlinck: Belg philosopher (Nobel 1911), dies at 86.
  • Maurice Maeterlinck: Belgian dramatist, essayist, poet, playwright, philosopher, lawyer and naturalist, winner of the 1911 Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • EDSAC, the first practicable stored-program computer, runs its first program at Cambridge University.

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Life magazine


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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Cry, The Beloved Country

By: Alan Paton

An Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africa’s history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948.

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Prince Of Egypt

By: Dorothy Clarke Wilson

A brilliant work of biblical fiction by Dorothy Clarke Wilson, Moses, The Prince of Egypt was immediately embraced by the public when first published in 1949 (as Prince of Egypt).

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Let Love Come Last

By: Taylor Caldwell

Book by Caldwell, Taylor

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