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Wednesday 17 August 1949

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Noël Augert and Doreen Cameron. I Was a Male War Bride, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Man With The Golden Arm by Nelson Algren was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hands of Mystery.
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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

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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 17 August 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jean-Noël Augert: French alpine skier, he was slalom gold medalist (Val Gardena 1970) and won three crystal globes.
  • Doreen Cameron: Scottish stage and TV actress who worked to promote working-class and anti-capitalist theatre.
  • Peter Malsin: American astrologer who became a student of the field in 1971.
  • Noel Augert: .
  • Colin Campbell: Actor (Leather Boys), dies at 83.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • 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 ?

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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The Mature Mind

By: Harry Allen Overstreet

First published in 1949, this book is still well regarded today, and frequently cited by readers as one of the best books they ever read.

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The Way West

By: A.B. Guthrie Jr

An enormously entertaining classic, THE WAY WEST brings to life the adventure of the western passage and the pioneer spirit. The sequel to THE BIG SKY, this celebrated novel charts a frontiersman's return to the untamed West in 1846.

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Dinner at Antoine's

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

Orson Foxworth celebrates his return to New Orleans by giving a dinner in the 1840 room at Antoines restaurant, ostensibly planned to present his niece for the Carnival festivities and to renew his romance with Amelie Lalande.

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