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Thursday 23 June 1949

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gordon Bray and Sheila Noakes. Edward, My Son, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while Gypsy Sixpence by Edison Marshall was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fireball Fun-For-All.
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 ?

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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The Goldbergs

Starring: Gertrude Berg, Eli Mintz, Arlene McQuade, Robert H. Harris

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Edward, My Son

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Deborah Kerr, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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Batman and Robin

Directed by: Spencer Bennet

Starring: Robert Lowery, Johnny Duncan, Jane Adams

Country: United States

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The Barkleys of Broadway

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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The Secret Garden

Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox

Starring: Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell

Country: United States

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Champion

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 June 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • J??i (L?go) - Latvia
  • Saint Jonas Day - Lithuania
  • The Happiest day of the year is June 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [4]
  • National holiday - Luxembourg
  • Midsummer's Eve, Christianized the eve of the feast of Saint John the Baptist, is celebrated in much of Northern Europe and the British Islands
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gordon Bray: Australian journalist and sportscaster.
  • Sheila Noakes: Baroness Noakes English accountant and politician.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 1st 12 women graduate from Harvard Medical School
  • Dutch Constellation plunge at Bari in sea, 33 die

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Vic Damone - You're Breaking My Heart
  2. The Four Winds and the Seven Seas - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  3. Bali Ha'i - Paul Weston & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Hillsdale High graduate
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Jay McCloy -- June 20, 1949
  • Life: Marta Toren

Books

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

Gypsy Sixpence

By: Edison Marshall

1st avon printing of 1969. the renegade lancer haunted custom and desert lasw to calim a forbidden love.

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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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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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Home Sweet Zoo

By: Clare Barnes

Paperback, Wear and creasing to cover, pictures in black and white, pages good

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