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Friday 25 March 1949

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean Potvin and Neil Jones. The Set-Up, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas 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 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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Impact

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 March 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Maryland Day.
  • Saint Pelagius
  • International Waffle Day in Sweden.
  • Freedom Day in Belarus
  • Greek Independence Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jean Potvin: NHL.
  • Neil Jones: musician ("Bend Me Shape Me").
  • Louis Bercut: French costume designer for the Comédie-Française and set designer who worked with Copi.
  • Jamie Faunt: American musician and teacher, a bass guitarist and recording artist with top groups and live performers.
  • Barbara Richardson: American wife of noted politician, Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Hanns A Rauter: German SS-commandant in Netherlands, executed at age 54.
Facts:
  • SS police chief Rauter request for a pardon, denied
  • The extensive deportation campaign known as March deportation is conducted in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to force collectivisation by way of terror. The Soviet authorities deport more than 92,000 people from the Baltics to remote areas of the Soviet Union.

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

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Teens wardrobe
  • Time: Great Britain's Minister of Health and champion of the new socialized medicine scheme
  • Life: Baby Three hours old

Books

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

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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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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American Freedom And Catholic Power

By: Paul Blanshard

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

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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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