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Saturday 17 September 1949

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ron Stevens . Thieves' Highway, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Mature Mind by Harry Allen Overstreet was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Boris Karloff Mystery Playhouse.
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TV Series

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

The Lone Ranger

Written by: George W. Trendle

Starring: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore

Country: United States

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The Voice of Firestone

Starring: Eleanor Steber, Risë Stevens, Jerome Hines, Thomas L. Thomas

Country: United States

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Martin Kane

Starring: Walter Kinsella, Nicholas Saunders, King Calder, William Gargan

Country: United States

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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Thieves' Highway

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States

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Germany Year Zero

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze

Country: United States

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The Fighting Kentuckian

Directed by: George Waggner

Starring: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Philip Dorn

Country: United States

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Under Capricorn

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding

Country: United States

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White Heat

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ron Stevens: Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2014).
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Facts:
  • 128 die as fire guts Canadian passenger steamer Noronic in Toronto
  • 8th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 7-5 at Ganton Golf Club - England
  • North Atlantic Treaty Council meets for 1st time
  • WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • The Canadian steamship SS Noronic burns in Toronto Harbour with the loss of over 118 lives.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Ragtime Cowboy Joe - Jo Stafford

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Marshal Tito
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Louis St. Laurent -- Sep. 12, 1949
  • Life: Ben Turpin

Books

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

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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A Guide To Confident Living

By: Norman Vincent Peale

"Change your thoughts and you change your life." -- Norman Vincent Peale A Guide to Confident Living shows you how to release your inner powers to achieve confidence and contentment.

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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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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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