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Monday 22 August 1949

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include ?orarinn Eldjarn and Doug Bair. Madame Bovary, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while This I Remember by Eleanor Roosevelt 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 22 August 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • RC feasts - Mary queen of angels
Famous Birthdays:
  • ?orarinn Eldjarn: Icelandic writer.
  • Doug Bair: American pro athlete, a baseball player and pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers among other teams.
  • Þórarinn Eldjárn: Icelandic author and poet.
  • Diana Nyad: swimmer (first to swim Bahamas to Florida-1979).
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Facts:
  • Queen Charlotte earthquake: Canada's largest earthquake since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake

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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: Texas cowboy
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Elizabeth Taylor -- Aug. 22, 1949
  • Life: Actress Bryn Noring

Books

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

This I Remember

By: Eleanor Roosevelt

Published by Harper & Brothers, 1949. No Edition noted. Hardcover, blue cloth, aged with small tears on top of spine. Previous owner stamp and signature on inside cover.

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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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The Man With The Golden Arm

By: Nelson Algren

A novel of rare genius, The Man with the Golden Arm describes the dissolution of a card-dealing WWII veteran named Frankie Machine, caught in the act of slowly cutting his own

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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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