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Sunday 16 January 1949

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Caroline Munro and Anne Beiler. A Canterbury Tale, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Waters Of Siloe by Thomas Merton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Your Show Time.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

A Canterbury Tale

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price

Country: United States

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A Letter to Three Wives

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern

Country: United States

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Golden Boy

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden

Country: United States

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Ladies of the Chorus

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks

Country: United States

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Wake of the Red Witch

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall

Starring: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

Country: United States

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Studio One in Hollywood

Starring: Betty Furness

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 January 1949 ?

  • National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
  • Teacher's Day in Thailand
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  • Rape of Lucretia closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, DC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Şemsettin Günaltay forms the new government of Turkey. (18th government, last single party government of CHP)

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Kay Starr - So Tired
  2. Red Roses For A Blue Lady - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra

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

The Waters Of Siloe

By: Thomas Merton

An examination of the roots of the Cistercian Order, founded in 1098, its development and waning, and the seventeenth-century reforms by the Abbé de Rancé, which began the second flowering that

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A Rage to Live

By: John O'Hara

A momentous bestseller when it was first published in 1949, John O’Hara’s sprawling novel A Rage to Live offers up a gorgeous pageant of idealists and libertines, tradesmen and crusaders, men of violence and goodwill, and women of fierce strength ...

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One On The House

By: Mary Lasswell

We sell Rare, out-of-print, uncommon, & used BOOKS, PRINTS, MAPS, DOCUMENTS, AND EPHEMERA. We do not sell ebooks, print on demand, or other reproduced materials. Each item you see here is individually described and imaged.

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Let Love Come Last

By: Taylor Caldwell

Book by Caldwell, Taylor

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