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Wednesday 7 December 1949

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tom Waits and Kelley Hunter. Sands of Iwo Jima, directed by Allan Dwan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Waters Of Siloe by Thomas Merton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching College of Musical Knowledge.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Sands of Iwo Jima

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara

Country: United States

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Bicycle Thieves

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell

Country: United States

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On the Town

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett

Country: United States

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Adam's Rib

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday

Country: United States

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The Fallen Idol

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Ralph Richardson, Michle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Twenty Questions

Starring: Bobby McGuire

Country: United States

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The Magic Clown

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 December 1949 ?

  • United States - Pearl Harbor Day (observance)
  • International Civil Aviation Day
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ambrose: Memorial
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tom Waits: American musician, a singer, songwriter, pianist and popular local performer on the Los Angeles blues and rock club circuit.
  • Kelley Hunter: American pro astrologer, mythologist and educator, sometime artist.
  • Christian Merveille
  • James Rivière: Italian sculptor and jeweler.
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  • 15th Heisman Trophy Award: Leon Hart, Notre Dame (E).
  • Chiang Kai-shek flees to Taiwan.

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

The Waters Of Siloe

By: Thomas Merton

An examination of the roots of the Cistercian Order, founded in 1098, its development and waning, and the seventeenth-century reforms by the Abbé de Rancé, which began the second flowering that

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Gypsy Sixpence

By: Edison Marshall

1st avon printing of 1969. the renegade lancer haunted custom and desert lasw to calim a forbidden love.

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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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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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