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Sunday 20 March 1949

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chip Zien in Milwaukee and Marcia Ball. Impact, directed by Arthur Lubin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while A Guide To Confident Living by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Suspense.
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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 months ?

Impact

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Little Women

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien

Country: United States

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly

Country: United States

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Caught

Directed by: Max Opuls

Starring: James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Ryan

Country: United States

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A Canterbury Tale

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 March 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Canberra Day
  • Meat Out Day
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Facts:
  • The Chicago, Burlington amp Quincy, Denver amp Rio Grande Western, and Western Pacific railroads inaugurate the ''California Zephyr'' passenger train between Chicago and Oakland, California, as the first long distance train to feature Vista Dome cars as regular equipment.

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Forever and Ever - Russ Morgan & His Orchestra
  2. Perry Como - Forever and Ever
  3. A - You're Adorable (The Alphabet Song) - Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae
  4. Cruising Down the River - Frankie Carle & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Baby Three hours old
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Perle Mesta -- Mar. 14, 1949
  • Life: Marge and Gower dance Champions

Books

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

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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Dinner at Antoine's

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

Orson Foxworth celebrates his return to New Orleans by giving a dinner in the 1840 room at Antoines restaurant, ostensibly planned to present his niece for the Carnival festivities and to renew his romance with Amelie Lalande.

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The Greatest Story Ever Told

By: Fulton Oursler

Fulton Oursler's outstanding classic The Greatest Story Ever Told narrates the ever-new, everlasting story of the life of Jesus Christ. Written with powerful simplicity and set against a rich and accurate

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Prince Of Egypt

By: Dorothy Clarke Wilson

A brilliant work of biblical fiction by Dorothy Clarke Wilson, Moses, The Prince of Egypt was immediately embraced by the public when first published in 1949 (as Prince of Egypt).

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