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Thursday 18 August 1949

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nigel Griggs and Rudy Hartono. Madame Bovary, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while Mary by Sholem Asch was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hands of Mystery.
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Old Newspapers

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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

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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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 30 days ?

Madame Bovary

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 August 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Famous Birthdays:
  • Nigel Griggs: English bass player songwriter and producer (Split Enz and Schnell Fenster).
  • Rudy Hartono: Indonesian badminton player.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Paul J Mares: US jazz trumpetist / Composer (Tin Roof Blues), dies at 49.
  • Paul Mares: American musician (Born 1900).
Facts:
  • Hungary adopts constitution

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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 ?

Mary

By: Sholem Asch

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American Freedom And Catholic Power

By: Paul Blanshard

Mild tanning to spine and pages. Otherwise clean, sturdy copy.

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Peace Of Soul

By: Fulton J. Sheen

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen brilliantly examines the vast differences between the benefits of psychotherapy and true confession that leads to conversion.

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One On The House

By: Mary Lasswell

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