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Wednesday 12 January 1949

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include James W Dietz and Kentaro Haneda. Golden Boy, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Egyptian by Mika Waltari was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching School House.
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 30 days ?

School House

Starring: Kenny Delmar, Arnold Stang, Tommy Dix, Betty Ann Nyman

Country: United States

The Goldbergs

Starring: Gertrude Berg, Eli Mintz, Arlene McQuade, Robert H. Harris

Country: United States

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Arthur Godfrey and His Friends

Starring: Arthur Godfrey, Frank Parker

Country: United States

NBC Presents

Starring: Eva Condon, Andrew Duggan, Jean Shepherd, Nancy Coleman

Country: United States

Hollywood on Television

Starring: Al Jarvis, Onzy Matthews, Betty White

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Golden Boy

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden

Country: United States

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Wake of the Red Witch

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young

Country: United States

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Ladies of the Chorus

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks

Country: United States

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Force of Evil

Directed by: Abraham Polonsky

Starring: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor

Country: United States

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Portrait of Jennie

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
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Facts:
  • Arthur Godfrey & His Friends premieres on CBS TV
  • Dutch court affirms death sentence against SS chief Hanns Rauter.

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Music Charts

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Debutante season woman model
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ben Hogan -- Jan. 10, 1949
  • Life: Famous babies

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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