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Friday 28 October 1949

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Caitlyn Jenner and John McGovern. They Live by Night, directed by Nicholas Ray, 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 One Man's Family.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

They Live by Night

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard Da Silva

Country: United States

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Passport to Pimlico

Directed by: Henry Cornelius

Starring: Stanley Holloway, Betty Warren, Barbara Murray

Country: United States

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar

Country: United States

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Roseanna McCoy

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: Farley Granger, Joan Evans, Charles Bickford

Country: United States

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Love Happy

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Magic Clown

Country: United States

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Man Against Crime

Written by: Lawrence M. Klee

Starring: Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

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The Ed Wynn Show

Starring: Ed Wynn

Country: United States

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The Life of Riley

Starring: Jackie Gleason, Rosemary DeCamp, Lanny Rees, Sid Tomack

Country: United States

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The Lone Ranger

Written by: George W. Trendle

Starring: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 October 1949 ?

  • St. Anastasia II
  • St. Remigius
  • Greece - Oxi (No) Day
  • Czechoslovakia - gains its independence from Austria-Hungary (1918); Holiday in the Czech Republic, Remembrance Day in Slovakia.
  • Also see October 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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  • Eugenie Anderson is 1st woman US ambassador (to Denmark)
  • Georges Bidault becomes Prime Minister of France

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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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Prince Of Egypt

By: Dorothy Clarke Wilson

A brilliant work of biblical fiction by Dorothy Clarke Wilson, Moses, The Prince of Egypt was immediately embraced by the public when first published in 1949 (as Prince of Egypt).

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The Seven Storey Mountain

By: Thomas Merton

A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century.

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Peace Of Soul

By: Fulton J. Sheen

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen brilliantly examines the vast differences between the benefits of psychotherapy and true confession that leads to conversion.

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