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Saturday 24 December 1949, Christmas Eve

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cameron Seward and Warwick Brown. The Inspector General, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles 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 ?

The Inspector General

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
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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. Blue Christmas - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra

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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 ?

The Sheltering Sky

By: Paul Bowles

A beautiful 65th anniversary paperback edition of the landmark literary work by acclaimed author Paul Bowles.In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend

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One On The House

By: Mary Lasswell

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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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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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