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Tuesday 30 August 1949

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ted Ammon and Don Boudria. White Heat, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while White Collar Zoo by Clare Barnes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Voice of Firestone.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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 ?

The Voice of Firestone

Starring: Eleanor Steber, Risë Stevens, Jerome Hines, Thomas L. Thomas

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 August 1949 ?

  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ted Ammon: American financier and banker (d. 2001).
  • Don Boudria: Canadian public servant and politician 2nd Canadian Minister for International Cooperation.
  • Christopher Collins: American actor and comedian (Born 1949).
  • Peter Maffay: Romania-born German singer-songwriter.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Roly Jenkins (Worcs vs. Surrey) takes his 2nd hat-trick of the game
  • WTVN (now WSYX) TV channel 6 in Columbus, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

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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 ?

White Collar Zoo

By: Clare Barnes

Familiar office specimens, from the Chairman of the Board to the Boss's Wife, captured here with deadly hilarity.

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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 Sheltering Sky

By: Paul Bowles

A beautiful 65th anniversary paperback edition of the landmark literary work by acclaimed author Paul Bowles.In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend

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The Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Story of Simon Peter who gives up fishing to become an Apostle of Jesus

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