Saturday 1 January 1949
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Golden Boy, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
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- Nikolai Tikhonovich: Moskalenko in Russia; cosmonaut.
- Max Azria: Tunisian-French fashion designer.
- Olivia Goldsmith: American author (d. 2004).
- Borys Tarasyuk: Ukrainian politician and diplomat.
- Daniel E Gawthrop: American composer.
- Peter Dormer: Arts writer
- Peter Monteith: British horse rider (showjumper and amateur jockey) before becoming a trainer. He trained more than 400 winners over his career. He committed suicide in November 2010.
- KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
- KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, CA (MET) begins broadcasting
- Tokelau (Union) Islands declared part of New Zealand.
- United Nations cease-fire takes effect in Kashmir from one minute before midnight. War between India and Pakistan stops accordingly.
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