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Friday 30 December 1949

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bruce Davidson and Linda Goudey. All the King's Men, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Man With The Golden Arm by Nelson Algren was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Steve Allen Show.
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TV Series

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

Twenty Questions

Starring: Bobby McGuire

Country: United States

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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Outlaw

Directed by: Howard Hughes

Starring: Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell

Country: United States

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All the King's Men

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru

Country: United States

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The Inspector General

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates

Country: United States

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Whisky Galore

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey

Country: United States

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Twelve O'Clock High

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 December 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
  • Philippines - Rizal Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bruce Davidson: Equestrian 3-day (1996 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
  • Linda Goudey: American homicide victim who was found asphyxiated in her car 10/04/1993, after disappearing 9/30/1993.
  • David Bedford: English runner.
  • Jim Flaherty: Canadian lawyer and politician 37th Canadian Minister of Finance (d. 2014).
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Facts:
  • The Malta Labour Party is founded.
  • The Vatican announces that bones uncovered in its subterranean catacombs could be the apostle Peter 19 years later, Pope Paul VI announces confirmation that the bones belong to this first pope.ampquotYear by Year 1949ampquot – History Channel International.
  • The first 20nbspmm M61 Vulcan Gatling gun prototypes are completed.
  • 1949 was the first year in which no African-American was reported lynched in the USA.''From Harding to Hiroshima'' by Barrington Boardman (1988), p. 14. ISBN 0-934878-94-3
  • Joseph Stalin launches a savage attack on Soviet Jews, accusing them of being pro-Western and antisocialist.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Blue Christmas - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Sistine Chapel
  • Time: Salvation Army head
  • Life: Girls clothes

Books

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

The Man With The Golden Arm

By: Nelson Algren

A novel of rare genius, The Man with the Golden Arm describes the dissolution of a card-dealing WWII veteran named Frankie Machine, caught in the act of slowly cutting his own

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Home Sweet Zoo

By: Clare Barnes

Paperback, Wear and creasing to cover, pictures in black and white, pages good

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Cry, The Beloved Country

By: Alan Paton

An Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africa’s history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948.

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The Greatest Story Ever Told

By: Fulton Oursler

Fulton Oursler's outstanding classic The Greatest Story Ever Told narrates the ever-new, everlasting story of the life of Jesus Christ. Written with powerful simplicity and set against a rich and accurate

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