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Friday 23 September 1949

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bruce Springsteen in Asbury and Brian Clark. Pinky, directed by Elia Kazan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Mature Mind by Harry Allen Overstreet was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Front Page.
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TV Series

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

The Lone Ranger

Written by: George W. Trendle

Starring: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore

Country: United States

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The Voice of Firestone

Starring: Eleanor Steber, Risë Stevens, Jerome Hines, Thomas L. Thomas

Country: United States

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Martin Kane

Starring: Walter Kinsella, Nicholas Saunders, King Calder, William Gargan

Country: United States

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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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Movies

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

Pinky

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters

Country: United States

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Thieves' Highway

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States

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Germany Year Zero

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze

Country: United States

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The Fighting Kentuckian

Directed by: George Waggner

Starring: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Philip Dorn

Country: United States

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Under Capricorn

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 September 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Adomnan of Iona, Saint Constantius, Saint Thecla.
  • French Republican Calendar - Safran (Saffron) Day, second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Saudi Arabia - National Day (unification 1932)
  • Japanese Autumnal equinox Day (????/Sh?bun no hi)
  • Celebrate Bisexuality Day - September 23rd of every year is designated as Celebrate Bisexuality Day and celebrated by members of the bisexual community and their allies worldwide. Observed annually since 1999.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bruce Springsteen in Asbury: New Jersey, USA; rock musician ("Born in the USA").
  • Brian Clark: Canadian-Australian metaphysician and astrologer since 1972, the co-founder with Stase Mikal of "Fraternity for Canadian Astrologers" and editor of their national journal and newsletter.
  • Christian Crahay: Belgian theatre, film and television actor, director and professor, who since 1996 has worked regularly as a lecturer at the Institute of Broadcast Arts in Brussels and since 1999 as a lecturer at the National School of Visual Arts in La Cambre.
  • Bruce Springsteen: American musician known as "The Boss," a singer and songwriter, guitarist and leader of "The E Street Band.
  • Bruce Sprinsteen: Freehold artists.
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Facts:
  • Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant
  • US President Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR's first nuclear device detonation.
  • U.S. Harry S. Truman announced that the USSR had the atomic bomb

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Ragtime Cowboy Joe - Jo Stafford

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Arlene Dahl
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lisa Fonssagrives -- Sep. 19, 1949
  • Life: Marshal Tito

Books

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

The Mature Mind

By: Harry Allen Overstreet

First published in 1949, this book is still well regarded today, and frequently cited by readers as one of the best books they ever read.

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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 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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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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