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Thursday 20 January 1949

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kieron Walsh and Persson Goran. A Canterbury Tale, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Egyptian by Mika Waltari was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Your Show Time.
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TV Series

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

The Goldbergs

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

Country: United States

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Family Theatre

Starring: Nelson Leigh, Tudor Owen, Raymond Burr, Richard Hale

Country: United States

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Super Circus

Starring: Claude Kirchner, Mary Hartline, Sandy Dobritsch, Clifford Soubier

Country: United States

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Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall

Starring: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

Country: United States

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Studio One in Hollywood

Starring: Betty Furness

Country: United States

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Movies

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

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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Ladies of the Chorus

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks

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 20 January 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
  • Meinrad
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kieron Walsh: Academic.
  • Persson Goran: Swedish prime minister, elected on March 21, 1996; prior to the election he was Finance Minister from 1994-96.
  • Greg Schelkun: American psychic healer who had an overnight revelation of the gift of healing ability.
  • Göran Persson: Swedish lawyer and politician 31st Prime Minister of Sweden.
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Facts:
  • J Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen
  • President Truman announces his point 4 program
  • US President Harry Truman announces his four-point program.
  • Point Four Program a program for economic aid to poor countries announced by United States President Harry S. Truman in his inaugural address for a full term as President.
  • U.S. President Harry S. Truman begins his full term.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Red Roses For A Blue Lady - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
  2. Kay Starr - So Tired

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Resort play clothes
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sen. Hubert Humphrey -- Jan. 17, 1949
  • Life: Debutante season woman model

Books

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

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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Cry, The Beloved Country

By: Alan Paton

An Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africa’s history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948.

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Home Sweet Zoo

By: Clare Barnes

Paperback, Wear and creasing to cover, pictures in black and white, pages good

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One On The House

By: Mary Lasswell

We sell Rare, out-of-print, uncommon, & used BOOKS, PRINTS, MAPS, DOCUMENTS, AND EPHEMERA. We do not sell ebooks, print on demand, or other reproduced materials. Each item you see here is individually described and imaged.

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