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Sunday 26 June 1949

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Fredric Brandt and Adrian Gurvitz. The Fountainhead, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while A Guide To Confident Living by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mama.
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TV Series

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

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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The Fred Waring Show

Starring: Fred Waring

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Fountainhead

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey

Country: United States

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Edward, My Son

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Deborah Kerr, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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Batman and Robin

Directed by: Spencer Bennet

Starring: Robert Lowery, Johnny Duncan, Jane Adams

Country: United States

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The Barkleys of Broadway

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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The Secret Garden

Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox

Starring: Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 June 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
  • Independence Day in Madagascar
Famous Birthdays:
  • Fredric Brandt: American dermatologist and author (d. 2015).
  • Adrian Gurvitz: English singer-songwriter and producer (The Gun Baker Gurvitz Army and Three Man Army).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Kim Gu: President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (Born 1876).
Facts:
  • 1st Belgian parliamentary election where women can vote (CVP gains)

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Room Full of Roses - Dick Haymes

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Hillsdale High graduate
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Jay McCloy -- June 20, 1949
  • Life: Marta Toren

Books

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

A Guide To Confident Living

By: Norman Vincent Peale

"Change your thoughts and you change your life." -- Norman Vincent Peale A Guide to Confident Living shows you how to release your inner powers to achieve confidence and contentment.

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The Waters Of Siloe

By: Thomas Merton

An examination of the roots of the Cistercian Order, founded in 1098, its development and waning, and the seventeenth-century reforms by the Abbé de Rancé, which began the second flowering that

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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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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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