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Sunday 29 May 1949

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gary Brooker in Essex and Francis Rossi in London. Edward, My Son, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while This I Remember by Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cavalcade of Stars.
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TV Series

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

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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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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Movies

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

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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Champion

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 May 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Nigeria: Democracy Day.
  • Saint Theodosia
  • Bah�'f Faith: Ascension of Bah�'u'llah.
  • United Kingdom: Oak Apple Day.
  • Venezuela: Tree Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Candid Camera, TV comedy Variety, moves to NBC

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend) - Peggy Lee
  2. Some Enchanted Evening - Bing Crosby

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Sarah Churchill
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. General Van Fleet -- May 23, 1949
  • Life: Kids in the ring boxing

Books

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

This I Remember

By: Eleanor Roosevelt

Published by Harper & Brothers, 1949. No Edition noted. Hardcover, blue cloth, aged with small tears on top of spine. Previous owner stamp and signature on inside cover.

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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 Autobiography Of Will Rogers

By: Donald Day

In a selection of Rogers' own words, lassoed together by Day, Will Rogers tells how he became the spokesman and the watchdog for the inarticulate public in a period

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The Egyptian

By: Mika Waltari

First published in the United States in 1949 and widely condemned as obscene, The Egyptian outsold every other novel published that year, and remains a classic; readers worldwide have testified to its life-changing power.

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