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Tuesday 16 August 1949

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Luiz Gasparetto and Rolf Knie. I Was a Male War Bride, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while Point of No Return by John P. Marquand 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 ?

I Was a Male War Bride

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall

Country: United States

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The Window

Directed by: Ted Tetzlaff

Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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In the Good Old Summertime

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall

Country: United States

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Mighty Joe Young

Directed by: Ernest B. Schoedsack

Starring: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong

Country: United States

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The Great Gatsby

Directed by: Elliott Nugent

Starring: Alan Ladd, Betty Field, Macdonald Carey

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
  • Luiz Gasparetto: Brazilian member of a famous family of psychics.
  • Rolf Knie: Swiss painter, former clown and actor, from the famous circus family Knie, son of Fredy Knie senior (born 29 May 1920) and the Swiss tennis player and ice skating star Pierrette Dubois (born 30 June 1920, 0:30 in Arosa).
  • Ralph Mann: American athlete who competed mainly in the 400 meter hurdles.
  • Scott Asheton: American drummer (The Stooges and Sonic's Rendezvous Band) (d. 2014).
  • Barbara Goodson: American voice actress and singer.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Margaret Mitchell: American author of a book that took her ten years to write and became one of the best-selling novels of all time, "Gone With The Wind.

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  • Life: Actress Bryn Noring
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Richard J. Neutra -- Aug. 15, 1949
  • Life: Straw hats in fashion

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Books

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

Point of No Return

By: John P. Marquand

A #1 New York Times bestseller by a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist: A successful Manhattan banker is haunted by his humble New England roots. Raised in the small town of Clyde, Massachusetts, Charles Gray has worked long and hard to become ...

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Let Love Come Last

By: Taylor Caldwell

Book by Caldwell, Taylor

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Peace Of Soul

By: Fulton J. Sheen

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen brilliantly examines the vast differences between the benefits of psychotherapy and true confession that leads to conversion.

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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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