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Thursday 24 February 1949

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Manuel De Sica . Caught, directed by Max Opuls, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Way West by A.B. Guthrie Jr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Suspense.
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 ?

The Goldbergs

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

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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Super Circus

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

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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Movies

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

Caught

Directed by: Max Opuls

Starring: James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Ryan

Country: United States

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A Canterbury Tale

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price

Country: United States

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A Letter to Three Wives

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern

Country: United States

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Golden Boy

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden

Country: United States

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Ladies of the Chorus

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 February 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
  • Flag Day in MTxico.
  • St. Sergius
  • Dragobete in Romania.
  • St. Matthias
Famous Birthdays:
  • Manuel De Sica: Italian noted family, the son of Vittorio De Sica; a songwriter for special occasions.
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Facts:
  • V-2 / WAC-Corporal 1st rocket to outer space, White Sands, NM, 400 km
  • V-2/WAC-Corporal first rocket to outer space, White Sands, New Mexico, 400km.
  • Israel and Egypt sign an armistice agreement.

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Mills Brothers - I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  2. Powder Your Face with Sunshine (Smile, Smile, Smile) - Dean Martin

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Dean Acheson
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Louis Armstrong -- Feb. 21, 1949
  • Life: Viveca Lindfors

Books

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

The Way West

By: A.B. Guthrie Jr

An enormously entertaining classic, THE WAY WEST brings to life the adventure of the western passage and the pioneer spirit. The sequel to THE BIG SKY, this celebrated novel charts a frontiersman's return to the untamed West in 1846.

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American Freedom And Catholic Power

By: Paul Blanshard

Mild tanning to spine and pages. Otherwise clean, sturdy copy.

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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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The Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Story of Simon Peter who gives up fishing to become an Apostle of Jesus

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