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Sunday 11 December 1949

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christina Onassis . Sands of Iwo Jima, directed by Allan Dwan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching College of Musical Knowledge.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 11 December 1949 ?

  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
Famous Birthdays:
  • Christina Onassis: American-born Greek/Argentine businesswoman socialite and heiress (d. 1988).
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  • WOAI (now KMOL) TV channel 4 in San Antonio, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Chicago Bears' Johnny Lujack passes for six touchdowns versus Chicago Cardinals (52-29).

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas - Yogi Yorgesson with The Johnny Duffy Trio

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

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

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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The Aspirin Age, 1919-1941

By: Isabel Leighton


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White Collar Zoo

By: Clare Barnes

Familiar office specimens, from the Chairman of the Board to the Boss's Wife, captured here with deadly hilarity.

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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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