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Wednesday 23 March 1949

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ric Ocasek and Trevor Jones (composer). The Set-Up, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Autobiography Of Will Rogers by Donald Day was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Suspense.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Set-Up

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias

Country: United States

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The Red Pony

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Myrna Loy, Robert Mitchum, Louis Calhern

Country: United States

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Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Little Women

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien

Country: United States

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Goldbergs

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

Country: United States

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Super Circus

Starring: Claude Kirchner, Mary Hartline, Sandy Dobritsch, Clifford Soubier

Country: United States

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Family Theatre

Starring: Nelson Leigh, Tudor Owen, Raymond Burr, Richard Hale

Country: United States

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Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall

Starring: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

Country: United States

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Studio One in Hollywood

Starring: Betty Furness

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 March 1949 ?

  • Saint Rebecca (d.1914)
  • Roman Empire - Tubilustrium was held in honor of Mars.
  • Ancient Latvia - Lieldienas held in honor of Mara and other pagan goddesses.
  • Pakistan - National Day (Republic Day).
  • Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo (died 1606)
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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Cruising Down the River - Frankie Carle & His Orchestra
  2. A - You're Adorable (The Alphabet Song) - Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae
  3. Perry Como - Forever and Ever
  4. Russ Morgan & His Orchestra - Forever and Ever

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

The Autobiography Of Will Rogers

By: Donald Day

In a selection of Rogers' own words, lassoed together by Day, Will Rogers tells how he became the spokesman and the watchdog for the inarticulate public in a period

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One On The House

By: Mary Lasswell

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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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Point of No Return

By: John P. Marquand

A #1 New York Times bestseller by a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist: A successful Manhattan banker is haunted by his humble New England roots. Raised in the small town of Clyde, Massachusetts, Charles Gray has worked long and hard to become ...

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