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Sunday 28 August 1949

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hugh Cornwell and Pierre Cardo. White Heat, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while Mary by Sholem Asch was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Crusader Rabbit.
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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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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 August 1949 ?

  • Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
  • Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Hugh Cornwell: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Stranglers).
  • Pierre Cardo: French politician, he was elected Mayor of Chanteloup-les-Vignes in 1983, serving until 2009.
  • Svetislav Pesic: Serbian basketball player and coach.
  • Svetislav Pešić: Serbian basketball player and coach.
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  • 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
  • Riot prevents Paul Robeson from singing near Peekskill, New York, USA.
  • The last 6 surviving veterans of the American Civil War meet in Indianapolis.
  • The Council of Europe meets for the first time.
  • The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, code named ampquotJoe 1ampquot. Its design imitates the American plutonium bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan in 1945.

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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. Frankie Laine - That Lucky Old Sun
  2. Room Full of Roses - Jerry Wayne
  3. Vic Damone - My Bolero
  4. Maybe It's Because - Eddy Howard & His Orchestra

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

Life magazine


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


By: Sholem Asch


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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 Aspirin Age, 1919-1941

By: Isabel Leighton


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Let Love Come Last

By: Taylor Caldwell

Book by Caldwell, Taylor

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