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Friday 21 October 1949

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jonathon Silver and Shulamit Ran. Passport to Pimlico, directed by Henry Cornelius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Dream Merchants by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Plainclothesman.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

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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The Lone Ranger

Written by: George W. Trendle

Starring: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Passport to Pimlico

Directed by: Henry Cornelius

Starring: Stanley Holloway, Betty Warren, Barbara Murray

Country: United States

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar

Country: United States

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Roseanna McCoy

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: Farley Granger, Joan Evans, Charles Bickford

Country: United States

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Love Happy

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx

Country: United States

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The Heiress

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Jealous Heart - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Jeanne Crain
  • Time: India's Prime Minister
  • Life: JR Oppenheimer

Books

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

The Dream Merchants

By: Harold Robbins

A sensational, behind-the-scenes story of the motion picture business - and the people who created it. Lured by the sweet smell of money and adventure, pioneer movie-makers pushed west to speculate

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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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Mary

By: Sholem Asch

Mary

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The Sheltering Sky

By: Paul Bowles

A beautiful 65th anniversary paperback edition of the landmark literary work by acclaimed author Paul Bowles.In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend

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