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Sunday 8 May 1949

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Vines . The Barkleys of Broadway, directed by Charles Walters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Autobiography Of Will Rogers by Donald Day was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Crusade in Europe.
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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 ?

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
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Facts:
  • West German constitution approved.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Dinah Shore & Buddy Clark - Baby, It's Cold Outside
  2. Again - Art Mooney & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: West Point star baseball
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Luis Munoz Marin -- May 2, 1949
  • Esquire

Books

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

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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Let Love Come Last

By: Taylor Caldwell

Book by Caldwell, Taylor

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Modern Arms And Free Men

By: Vannevar Bush

The "world's greatest scientist in the field of armaments" answers questions about America and the future threats it faces from technological advances in atomic energy and manufactured disease in the hands

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Point of No Return

By: John P. Marquand

A #1 New York Times bestseller by a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist: A successful Manhattan banker is haunted by his humble New England roots. Raised in the small town of Clyde, Massachusetts, Charles Gray has worked long and hard to become ...

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