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Tuesday 20 December 1949

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Frederick Berry and Claudia Jennings [Mary Ellen Chestrerton]. Whisky Galore, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while Modern Arms And Free Men by Vannevar Bush was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching College of Musical Knowledge.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Whisky Galore

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey

Country: United States

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Twelve O'Clock High

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

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Samson and Delilah

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Sands of Iwo Jima

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara

Country: United States

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Bicycle Thieves

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Twenty Questions

Starring: Bobby McGuire

Country: United States

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The Magic Clown

Country: United States

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Man Against Crime

Written by: Lawrence M. Klee

Starring: Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

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The Ed Wynn Show

Starring: Ed Wynn

Country: United States

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The Life of Riley

Starring: Jackie Gleason, Rosemary DeCamp, Lanny Rees, Sid Tomack

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1949 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Yingle Bells - Yogi Yorgesson with The Johnny Duffy Trio

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

Modern Arms And Free Men

By: Vannevar Bush

The "world's greatest scientist in the field of armaments" answers questions about America and the future threats it faces from technological advances in atomic energy and manufactured disease in the hands

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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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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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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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