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Friday 14 October 1949

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include André Viau and Damian Lau. Love Happy, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while White Collar Zoo by Clare Barnes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Plainclothesman.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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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The Lone Ranger

Written by: George W. Trendle

Starring: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Roseanna McCoy

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: Farley Granger, Joan Evans, Charles Bickford

Country: United States

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Love Happy

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx

Country: United States

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The Heiress

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Directed by: James Algar

Starring: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore

Country: United States

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The Blue Lagoon

Directed by: Frank Launder

Starring: Jean Simmons, Donald Houston, Susan Stranks

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 October 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
  • World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
  • RC Saints - Pope Callistus I
Famous Birthdays:
  • André Viau: French official who has served as a prefect in Haute-Corse, Haute-Garonne, Loiret, and Pyrénées-Atlantiques.
  • Damian Lau: Hong Kong actor director and producer.
  • Katy Manning: English-Australian actress and production manager.
  • Françoise Pascal: Mauritian-English actress.
  • Katha Pollitt: American poet and author.
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Facts:
  • 14 US Communist Party leaders convicted of sedition
  • Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Fourteen US Communist Party leaders convicted of sedition.
  • Eleven leaders of the American Communist Party are convicted, after a nine-month trial in a Federal District Court, of conspiring to advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. Federal Government.
  • Chinese Civil War: Chinese Communist forces occupy the city of Guangzhou (Canton), in Guangdong, China.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Jack Teter Trio - Johnson Rag
  2. Don't Cry, Joe (Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go) - Frank Sinatra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: JR Oppenheimer
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Margaret Clapp -- Oct. 10, 1949
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Books

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

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 Autobiography Of Will Rogers

By: Donald Day

In a selection of Rogers' own words, lassoed together by Day, Will Rogers tells how he became the spokesman and the watchdog for the inarticulate public in a period

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The Man With The Golden Arm

By: Nelson Algren

A novel of rare genius, The Man with the Golden Arm describes the dissolution of a card-dealing WWII veteran named Frankie Machine, caught in the act of slowly cutting his own

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Dinner at Antoine's

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

Orson Foxworth celebrates his return to New Orleans by giving a dinner in the 1840 room at Antoines restaurant, ostensibly planned to present his niece for the Carnival festivities and to renew his romance with Amelie Lalande.

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