Monday 9 May 1949
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
The Barkleys of Broadway, directed by Charles Walters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
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Which were the important events of 9 May 1949 ?
- Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
- Our Lady of Flanders
- Saint Tudi
- Saint Pachomius (died 346)
- Saint Gerontius (died 501)
- Roman Empire ? Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).
- Jersey, Guernsey ? Liberation Day (commemorating the end of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II).
- Saint Carolina
- European Union ? Europe day, commemorating the "Schuman declaration".
- Richard Williamson: American lawyer and diplomat 17th Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (d. 2013).
- Henri Seroka: Belgian singer and composer.
- Oleg Yuriyevich: Atkov; Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10).
- Billy Joel in Hicksville: Long Island, New York, USA; singer/songwriter/piano player ("Pianoman", "Captain Jack", "Bridge").
- Peter Niehenke: German astrologer and psychotherapist (since 1981) who has been practicing since 1975.
- Billy Joel: American singer inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992 after 15 years preparation for success as a singer and songwriter. His hits "Piano Man," " My Life," "I Love You Just the Way You Are," and "Only the Good Die Young" display his trademark talent for pop, soul and piano-based rock. Seven consecutive albums of his made the Top 10. Despite his success in the music industry, Joel remains cynical about the business, having sued two of his managers for cheating him of his money. On 9/2
- Rainier III of Monaco becomes Prince of Monaco.
- Israel is admitted to the United Nations as its 59th member.
- Siam officially changes its French name to ampquotThaïlandeampquot (English name to ampquotThailandampquot), having officially changed its Thai name to ampquotPrated Thaiampquot since 1939.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1949 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Dinah Shore & Buddy Clark - Baby, It's Cold Outside
- Again - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
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