Friday 14 January 1949
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
A Canterbury Tale, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while The Egyptian by Mika Waltari was one of the best selling books.
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- Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
- Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
- Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
- New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
- Festum Asinorum, medieval burlesque festival celebrating the Flight into Egypt.
- Lawrence Kasdan in Miami: Florida, USA; director/writer (Accidental Tourist).
- Paul Chubb: Australian actor (d. 2002).
- Lawrence Kasdan: American director producer and screenwriter.
- Mary Robison: American author and academic.
- İlyas Salman: Turkish actor director and screenwriter.
- Lamar Williams: American bass player (The Allman Brothers Band and Seal Level) (d. 1983)
- Antonio Sala: Portuguese broadcaster and singer.
- Christine Belford in Amityville: New York, USA; actress (Banacek, Empire, Beverly Hills 90210).
- Joaquin Turina: Spanish composer of classical music.
- Black / Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die
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