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Wednesday 11 May 1949

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). The Barkleys of Broadway, directed by Charles Walters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 On TV people were watching The Clock.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

The Clock

Starring: Larry Semon

Country: United States

Crusade in Europe

Starring: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Country: United States

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The Benny Rubin Show

Starring: Benny Rubin, Vinnie Monte, Mady Sullivan, Charlie Ford

Country: United States

The Fred Waring Show

Starring: Fred Waring

Country: United States

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Fireside Theatre

Starring: Gene Raymond

Country: United States

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 11 May 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Francis of Girolamo
  • Saint Estella
  • Holiday of the City of Miskolc (since 1992).
  • Saint Odilo of Cluny
  • Saint Majolus of Cluny
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st Polaroid camera sold $89.95 (NYC)
  • By a vote of 37-12, Israel becomes 59th member of United Nations.
  • First Polaroid camera sells for US$89.95 (New York City).
  • Siam officially changes its name to Thailand for the second time. The name had been in use since 1939 but was reverted in 1945.

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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: Missouri coed Jane Stone
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General Douglas MacArthur -- May 9, 1949
  • Life: West Point star baseball

Books

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

A Rage to Live

By: John O'Hara

Black Cloth Textured Hardcover No DJ, Published by Random House 1949, First Edition Stated First Printing SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR:

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Mary

By: Sholem Asch

Mary

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The Egyptian

By: Mika Waltari

First published in the United States in 1949 and widely condemned as obscene, The Egyptian outsold every other novel published that year, and remains a classic; readers worldwide have testified to its life-changing power.

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The Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

This edition is cleanly formatted for easy reading. 12 point Garamond, 1.15 spacing. "The Big Fisherman" is a historical novel centered around Simon Peter, one of the twelve apostles.

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