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Monday 20 June 1949

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lionel Richie and Simone Gbagbo. Edward, My Son, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while Peace Of Soul by Fulton J. Sheen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Captain Video and His Video Rangers.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Edward, My Son

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Deborah Kerr, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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Batman and Robin

Directed by: Spencer Bennet

Starring: Robert Lowery, Johnny Duncan, Jane Adams

Country: United States

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The Barkleys of Broadway

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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The Secret Garden

Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox

Starring: Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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The Goldbergs

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

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 June 1949 ?

  • American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
  • West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
  • Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
  • UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
  • Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lionel Richie: R&B Singer.
  • Simone Gbagbo
  • Bob Andrews: England, United Kingdom -- Rock keyboardist / vocalist.
  • Paul Shaw: Collingwood, Ontario -- Trap shooter (1996 Olympics).
  • Dominique Maraninchi: French oncologist, who served from February 2011 to August 2014 as general manager of 'Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé' (Agency for the Safety of Health Products), often abbreviated AFSSAPS or AFSSaPS, a French government institution whose main mission was to assess health risks posed by health products intended for human consumption, particularly pharmaceutical drugs.
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  • Central Intelligence Agency Act, passes

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Bali Ha'i - Paul Weston & His Orchestra
  2. The Four Winds and the Seven Seas - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  3. Vic Damone - You're Breaking My Heart

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

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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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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One On The House

By: Mary Lasswell

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Point of No Return

By: John P. Marquand

A #1 New York Times bestseller by a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist: A successful Manhattan banker is haunted by his humble New England roots. Raised in the small town of Clyde, Massachusetts, Charles Gray has worked long and hard to become ...

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