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Thursday 22 December 1949

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Osborne and Anna Galiena. Whisky Galore, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while White Collar Zoo by Clare Barnes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching College of Musical Knowledge.
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TV Series

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

Twenty Questions

Starring: Bobby McGuire

Country: United States

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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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Movies

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

Whisky Galore

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey

Country: United States

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Samson and Delilah

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Twelve O'Clock High

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

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Sands of Iwo Jima

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara

Country: United States

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Bicycle Thieves

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 December 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
  • Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michael Osborne: Rock guitarist / vocalist (Axe).
  • Anna Galiena: Italian actress with over 50 films and many television appearances to her credit, best known to English-speaking audiences for her appearances in the films "Le Mari de la coiffeuse," "Jamón, jamón" and "Being Human.
  • Maurice Gibb: British-American musician, one of three brothers who formed the Bee Gees.
  • Robin Gibb: British-American vocalist, the non-identical twin of Maurice.
  • Dave Robisch: American athlete, pro basketball player from 1971-83.
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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Yingle Bells - Yogi Yorgesson with The Johnny Duffy Trio

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Girls clothes
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Charles Munch -- Dec. 19, 1949
  • Life: Fifth Avenue beauties

Books

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

White Collar Zoo

By: Clare Barnes

Familiar office specimens, from the Chairman of the Board to the Boss's Wife, captured here with deadly hilarity.

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Let Love Come Last

By: Taylor Caldwell

Book by Caldwell, Taylor

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The Woman Of Rome

By: Alberto Moravia

The glitter and cynicism of Rome under Mussolini provide the background of what is probably Alberto Moravia’s best and best-known novel — The Woman of Rome. It’s the story of Adriana, a simple girl with no fortune but her beauty ...

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The Seven Storey Mountain

By: Thomas Merton

A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century.

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