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Thursday 17 February 1949

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gianni Belleno and N Shelf. Caught, directed by Max Opuls, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 On TV people were watching A Woman to Remember.
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TV Series

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

A Woman to Remember

Written by: John Haggart

Starring: Patricia Wheel, Joan Catlin, John Raby, Frankie Thomas

Country: United States

Time for Beany

Written by: Robert Clampett

Starring: Daws Butler, Stan Freberg

Country: United States

Your Show Time

Starring: Arthur Shields

Country: United States

School House

Starring: Kenny Delmar, Arnold Stang, Tommy Dix, Betty Ann Nyman

Country: United States

The Goldbergs

Starring: Gertrude Berg, Eli Mintz, Arlene McQuade, Robert H. Harris

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Caught

Directed by: Max Opuls

Starring: James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Ryan

Country: United States

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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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Wake of the Red Witch

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gianni Belleno: Italian musician, the drummer and singer of the Italian group New Trolls from 1966 to 1989.
  • N Shelf: American designer, a rapidly rising young prop designer known for his magical ability to make the impossible seem real as he creates and builds strange props, masks and costumes.
  • Fred Frith: English guitarist and songwriter (Henry Cow Art Bears Massacre and Skeleton Crew).
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Facts:
  • Chaim Weitzman elected 1st President of Israel
  • Richard Button retains world figure skating championship in Paris
  • Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Andrea KTkessy/Ede Kir�ly of Hungary.
  • Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Alena Vrzanova of Czechoslovakia.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Red Roses For A Blue Lady - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
  2. Mills Brothers - I Love You So Much It Hurts

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Viveca Lindfors
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cardinal Mindszenty -- Feb. 14, 1949
  • Life: Churchills memoirs

Books

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

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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Mary

By: Sholem Asch

Mary

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The Egyptian

By: Mika Waltari

First published in the United States in 1949 and widely condemned as obscene, The Egyptian outsold every other novel published that year, and remains a classic; readers worldwide have testified to its life-changing power.

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The Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Story of Simon Peter who gives up fishing to become an Apostle of Jesus

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