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Wednesday 10 August 1949

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gene Johnson . The Window, directed by Ted Tetzlaff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while Peace Of Soul by Fulton J. Sheen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Magic Cottage.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Mama

Starring: Peggy Wood, Judson Laire, Rosemary Rice, Dick Van Patten

Country: United States

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Fireball Fun-For-All

Starring: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Marty May, J.C. Olsen

Country: United States

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Captain Video and His Video Rangers

Starring: Don Hastings, Al Hodge, Ben Lackland, Hal Conklin

Country: United States

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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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Movies

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

The Window

Directed by: Ted Tetzlaff

Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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In the Good Old Summertime

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall

Country: United States

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Mighty Joe Young

Directed by: Ernest B. Schoedsack

Starring: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong

Country: United States

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The Great Gatsby

Directed by: Elliott Nugent

Starring: Alan Ladd, Betty Field, Macdonald Carey

Country: United States

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The Fountainhead

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 August 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
  • Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
  • Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
  • St. Deusdedit
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gene Johnson: Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania -- Singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle).
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Facts:
  • Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • National Military Establishment renamed Department of Defense
  • U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act Amendment, streamlining the defense agencies of the United States government, and replacing the Department of War with the United States Department of Defense.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Someday - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Straw hats in fashion
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: J. Edgar Hoover -- Aug. 8, 1949
  • Life: Joe DiMaggio

Books

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

Peace Of Soul

By: Fulton J. Sheen

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen brilliantly examines the vast differences between the benefits of psychotherapy and true confession that leads to conversion.

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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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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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A Guide To Confident Living

By: Norman Vincent Peale

"Change your thoughts and you change your life." -- Norman Vincent Peale A Guide to Confident Living shows you how to release your inner powers to achieve confidence and contentment.

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