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Friday 26 August 1949

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Baldwin and Allahshukur Pashazadeh. White Heat, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Martin Kane.
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TV Series

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

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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Captain Video and His Video Rangers

Starring: Don Hastings, Al Hodge, Ben Lackland, Hal Conklin

Country: United States

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Crusade in Europe

Starring: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Country: United States

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Movies

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

White Heat

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien

Country: United States

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Madame Bovary

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Jennifer Jones, James Mason, Van Heflin

Country: United States

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I Was a Male War Bride

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall

Country: United States

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The Window

Directed by: Ted Tetzlaff

Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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In the Good Old Summertime

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae - Whispering Hope
  2. You're Breaking My Heart - Buddy Clark
  3. Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You) - Mills Brothers
  4. You're Breaking My Heart - Ink Spots

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Texas cowboy
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Elizabeth Taylor -- Aug. 22, 1949
  • Life: Actress Bryn Noring

Books

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

Cry, The Beloved Country

By: Alan Paton

An Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africa’s history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948.

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The Woman Of Rome

By: Alberto Moravia

The glitter and cynicism of Rome under Mussolini provide the background of what is probably Alberto Moravia’s best and best-known novel — The Woman of Rome. It’s the story of Adriana, a simple girl with no fortune but her beauty ...

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Modern Arms And Free Men

By: Vannevar Bush

The "world's greatest scientist in the field of armaments" answers questions about America and the future threats it faces from technological advances in atomic energy and manufactured disease in the hands

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The Aspirin Age, 1919-1941

By: Isabel Leighton

GOOD-PLUS TRADE-PAPERBACK **SIGNED BY AUTHOR** SIGNATURE AND HALF-PAGE INSCRIPTION BY AUTHOR DATED 1973. SLIGHT TO MODERATE READING WEAR; FEW IF ANY OTHER INTERNAL MARKINGS BESIDES INSCRIPTION.

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