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Sunday 21 August 1949

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jacques Stern and Loretta Devine. Madame Bovary, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Way West by A.B. Guthrie Jr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hands of Mystery.
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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 21 August 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jacques Stern: French cryptographer, currently a professor at the École Normale Supérieure, where he is Director of the Computer Science Laboratory.
  • Loretta Devine: American actress.
  • Daniel Sivan: Israeli scholar and academic.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Deportivo Saprissa enters Costa Rica ampndash soccer's first division.

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae - Whispering Hope
  2. You're Breaking My Heart - Buddy Clark
  3. Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You) - Mills Brothers
  4. You're Breaking My Heart - Ink Spots

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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

Books

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

The Way West

By: A.B. Guthrie Jr

An enormously entertaining classic, THE WAY WEST brings to life the adventure of the western passage and the pioneer spirit. The sequel to THE BIG SKY, this celebrated novel charts a frontiersman's return to the untamed West in 1846.

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Mary

By: Sholem Asch

Mary

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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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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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