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Friday 16 December 1949

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Billy F Gibbons and Billy Gibbons in Houston. Samson and Delilah, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, 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 College of Musical Knowledge.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Samson and Delilah

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Twelve O'Clock High

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

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Sands of Iwo Jima

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara

Country: United States

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Bicycle Thieves

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell

Country: United States

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On the Town

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Twenty Questions

Starring: Bobby McGuire

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 December 1949 ?

  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
  • Bahrain - National Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Traitsjo Kostov: Bulgarian communist vice-premier, is executed.
  • Sidney Olcott: Canadian-American actor director producer and screenwriter (d. 1949).
  • Sukarno becomes President of Indonesia, with Mokammed Hatta as premier.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas - Yogi Yorgesson with The Johnny Duffy Trio

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

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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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One On The House

By: Mary Lasswell

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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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Modern Arms And Free Men

By: Vannevar Bush

The "world's greatest scientist in the field of armaments" answers questions about America and the future threats it faces from technological advances in atomic energy and manufactured disease in the hands

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