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Monday 31 January 1949

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Carol Hawkins and Norris Church Mailer. A Canterbury Tale, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 while The Autobiography Of Will Rogers by Donald Day was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Admiral Broadway Revue.
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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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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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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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Movies

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

A Canterbury Tale

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price

Country: United States

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A Letter to Three Wives

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern

Country: United States

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Golden Boy

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden

Country: United States

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Ladies of the Chorus

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks

Country: United States

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Wake of the Red Witch

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 January 1949 ?

Holidays:
  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Carol Hawkins: Actress (Dialing for Dingbats).
  • Norris Church Mailer: American model and widow of Norman Mailer (d. 2010).
  • Bob Berdella: American homicide, a serial killer who tortured and killed five men, all from drug injections and/or suffocation.
  • Norris Mailer: American model, actress, artist and writer with her first book published in mid-2000, "Windchill Summer.
  • Ken Wilber: American metaphysical philosopher and author of over 16 books, Wilber calls himself an "integral philosopher.
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Facts:
  • 1st daytime soap on TV These Are My Children (NBC in Chicago)
  • Forces from the Communist Party of China enter Beijing.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Dogs
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cole Porter -- Jan. 31, 1949
  • Life: French skier Emile Allais

Books

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

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 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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Let Love Come Last

By: Taylor Caldwell

Book by Caldwell, Taylor

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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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