Saturday 8 January 1949
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Zoot Rollo and Arthur Johnson.
Golden Boy, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
On TV people were watching Arthur Godfrey and His Friends.
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- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- Zoot Rollo: American guitarist who played with Captain Beefheart's Magic Band between June 1968 and early 1974.
- Arthur Johnson: American astronomer.
- John Podesta: American lawyer and politician 20th White House Chief of Staff.
- Lawrence Rowe: Jamaican cricketer.
- Anne Schedeen: American actress.
- Make Mine Manhattan play closes at Broadhurst Theater in New York City, New York after 429 performances.
- My Romance closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 95 performances
- Small Wonder closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 134 performances
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