It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). .
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Which were the most popular movies released in March 1949 ?

  • The Set-UpThe Set-Up
    directed by Robert Wise
    starring: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias
  • The Red PonyThe Red Pony
    directed by Lewis Milestone
    starring: Myrna Loy, Robert Mitchum, Louis Calhern
  • ImpactImpact
    directed by Arthur Lubin
    starring: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn
  • Little WomenLittle Women
    directed by Mervyn LeRoy
    starring: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien
  • Take Me Out to the Ball GameTake Me Out to the Ball Game
    directed by Busby Berkeley
    starring: Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly


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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Monday, 14 March 1949 ?

  • Albania - Summer Day: Albanian holiday Summer is celebrated in this day in Elbasan and its surroundings.
  • Pi Day - unofficial mathematics holiday.
  • Roman Empire - Equirria, horse races in honor of Mars were held.
  • Saint Mathildis
  • Saint Paulina
  • Blessed Eve of Liege
  • Japan - White Day: Japanese holiday similar to Valentine's Day (men give gifts to women).

Famous People born
Michael Stedman: British World War I historian and author

Famous People died
John Callan O'Laughlin: American political and military figure and journalist (Born 1873)

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Magazine Covers

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

  •  Baby Three hours old Life
    Baby Three hours old
  •  Esquire Magazine cover Esquire
  •  TIME Magazine Cover: Perle Mesta -- Mar. 14, 1949 Time
    TIME Magazine Cover: Perle Mesta -- Mar. 14, 1949


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

The Egyptian by Mika Waltari

The Egyptian

by Mika Waltari

Excellent read [...]

The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas

The Big Fisherman

by Lloyd C. Douglas

Big Fisherman, The, by Douglas, Lloyd C. [...]

Mary by Sholem Asch


by Sholem Asch

With "Mary," Sholem Asch concludes his trilogy on the founding of Christianity. In “The Nazarene” he portrayed the crucifixion from several point s of [...]

A Rage to Live by John O'Hara

A Rage to Live

by John O'Hara

A huge bestseller when it first appeared in 1949, A Rage to Live is a large-scale social chronicle of America set against the backdrop of Fort Penn, Pennsylvania, a city with [...]

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