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Wednesday 15 June 1949

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Jacques Bourdin and Russell Hitchcock. The Fountainhead, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 On TV people were watching Program Playhouse.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Fountainhead

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey, Kent Smith

Country: United States

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The Daring Caballero

Directed by: Wallace Fox

Starring: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Kippee Valez, Charles Halton

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King of the Rocket Men

Directed by: Fred C. Brannon

Starring: Tristram Coffin, Mae Clarke, Don Haggerty, House Peters Jr.

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It Happens Every Spring

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Ray Milland, Jean Peters, Paul Douglas, Ed Begley

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Directed by: Alfred Zeisler

Starring: Martha Vickers, John Beal, Hillary Brooke, Laurie Lind

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TV Series

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

Program Playhouse

B-Bar-B Ranch


Starring: Stefan Bradl, Andrea Dovizioso, Aleix Espargar├│, Andrea Iannone

Country: Spain

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 June 1949 ?

  • Commemoration of Evelyn Underhill (Anglican mystic and poet)
  • Roman Catholic Church ? Feast of Saint Germaine Cousin, patron of shepherdesses and of victims of child abuse
  • Roman Catholic Church and some Anglican churches: Corpus Christi (moveable feast, 2006)
  • Saint Vitus' Day ? Vitus Diena held in medieval Latvia
  • Malawi's Freedom Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jean-Jacques Bourdin: French controversal TV-radio journalist, working for BFM channel (presenting "Bourdin direct": interviews of politicians).
  • Russell Hitchcock: Australian musician, who co-founded the super successful soft-rock group "Air Supply.
  • Simon Callow: British distinguished actor of film and stage.
  • Michael Lutz: Bassist (Brownsville Station).
  • Jim Varney: American actor (d. 2000).
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  • Phils Eddie Waitkus, shot by Ruth Steinhagen, 19, at Eddgewater Hotel

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Vic Damone - You're Breaking My Heart
  2. The Four Winds and the Seven Seas - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  3. Bali Ha'i - Paul Weston & His Orchestra

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