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Tuesday 16 August 1949

US date format: 8/16/1949, UK date format: 16/8/1949

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1949). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Luiz Antonio Gasparetto and Malcolm McFee. Madame Bovary, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 On TV people were watching Mixed Doubles.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Madame Bovary

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin, Louis Jourdan

Country: United States of America

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff

Directed by: Charles Barton

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Lenore Aubert

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I Was a Male War Bride

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall, Randy Stuart

Country: United States of America

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Jolson Sings Again

Directed by: Henry Levin

Starring: Larry Parks, Barbara Hale, William Demarest, Ludwig Donath

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Rope of Sand

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre

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TV Series

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

Mixed Doubles

Directed by: Rajat Kapoor

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Captain Video and His Video Rangers

Directed by: Arnee Nocks

Starring: Don Hastings, Al Hodge, Ben Lackland, Hal Conklin

Country: United States of America

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Hands of Mystery

Starring: Ruth White, Edward Andrews, Hugh Franklin, Brook Byron

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1949 ?

  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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Planetary positions on August 16, 1949 - Geocentric view

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