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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. Edward, My Son, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while A Guide To Confident Living by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cavalcade of Stars.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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The Secret Garden

Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox

Starring: Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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The Goldbergs

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

Country: United States

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Super Circus

Starring: Claude Kirchner, Mary Hartline, Sandy Dobritsch, Clifford Soubier

Country: United States

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Family Theatre

Starring: Nelson Leigh, Tudor Owen, Raymond Burr, Richard Hale

Country: United States

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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 #4 songs in the USA
  1. The Hucklebuck - Frank Sinatra
  2. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
  3. Frank Sinatra - Some Enchanted Evening
  4. Room Full Of Roses - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra (Vocal Don Cornell)

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

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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Cry, The Beloved Country

By: Alan Paton

An Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africa’s history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948.

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The Dream Merchants

By: Harold Robbins

A sensational, behind-the-scenes story of the motion picture business - and the people who created it. Lured by the sweet smell of money and adventure, pioneer movie-makers pushed west to speculate

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The Sheltering Sky

By: Paul Bowles

A beautiful 65th anniversary paperback edition of the landmark literary work by acclaimed author Paul Bowles.In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend

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