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Thursday 14 July 1949

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joyce Benson and Lukas D Barnard. The Great Gatsby, directed by Elliott Nugent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while This I Remember by Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Magic Cottage.
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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 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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Edward, My Son

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Deborah Kerr, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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Batman and Robin

Directed by: Spencer Bennet

Starring: Robert Lowery, Johnny Duncan, Jane Adams

Country: United States

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The Barkleys of Broadway

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 July 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Sweden - Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day
  • France and all French dependencies - Bastille Day
  • Kiribati - Independence Day, 3rd day, not a holiday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Joyce Benson: LPGA golfer.
  • Lukas D Barnard: Head of South Africa secret service (NIS).
  • Armen Petrossian: French caviar expert, the head of Petrossian, the family-run company started in Paris in the 1920s by his father/uncle Melkoum and Mouchegh Petrossian.
  • Tommy Mottola: American music executive.
  • Jun Ross: Filipino basketball player (d. 2009).
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Facts:
  • USSR explodes their 1st atom bomb

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Olympian Bob Mathias
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Albert Schweitzer -- July 11, 1949
  • Life: Seaside date

Books

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

This I Remember

By: Eleanor Roosevelt

Published by Harper & Brothers, 1949. No Edition noted. Hardcover, blue cloth, aged with small tears on top of spine. Previous owner stamp and signature on inside cover.

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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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A Rage to Live

By: John O'Hara

A momentous bestseller when it was first published in 1949, John O’Hara’s sprawling novel A Rage to Live offers up a gorgeous pageant of idealists and libertines, tradesmen and crusaders, men of violence and goodwill, and women of fierce strength ...

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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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