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Wednesday 30 March 1949

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lene Lovich and Dana Gillespie. The Set-Up, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while Prince Of Egypt by Dorothy Clarke Wilson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fireside Theatre.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Set-Up

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias

Country: United States

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The Red Pony

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Myrna Loy, Robert Mitchum, Louis Calhern

Country: United States

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Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Little Women

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien

Country: United States

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Goldbergs

Starring: Gertrude Berg, Eli Mintz, Arlene McQuade, Robert H. Harris

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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Family Theatre

Starring: Nelson Leigh, Tudor Owen, Raymond Burr, Richard Hale

Country: United States

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Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall

Starring: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

Country: United States

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Studio One in Hollywood

Starring: Betty Furness

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 March 1949 ?

  • Saint John Climacus (died 649)
  • Easter in 1975, 1986, 1991, and 1997.
  • Roman Empire - Festival devoted to Salus.
  • Land Day.
  • Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day - Public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lene Lovich: American singer-songwriter.
  • Dana Gillespie: English singer-songwriter and actress.
  • Sue Cook: British television host of investigative programs and AM talk show.
  • Ray Magliozzi: American auto mechanic, host of radio's "Car Talk" with his brother Tom.
  • Liza Frulla: Canadian talk show host and politician 3rd Minister of Canadian Heritage.
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Famous Deaths:
  • A riot breaks out in Austurvollur square in Reykjavik, when Iceland joins NATO.

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

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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The Aspirin Age, 1919-1941

By: Isabel Leighton


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