It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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 Thursday, 17 March 1949 ?


Holidays
  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
  • Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
  • Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
  • Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day

Famous People born
Patrick Duffy in Townsend: Montana, USA; actor (Bobby - Dallas, Man from Atlantis).
Pat Rice: Northern Irish footballer and football manager
Daniel Lavoie: Canadian singer and songwriter

Famous People died
Felix Bressart: Actor (Escape, Ninotchka, Iceland), dies at 54
Aleksandra Ekster: Russian painter (Born 1882)
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Magazine Covers

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

  •  TIME Magazine Cover: Perle Mesta -- Mar. 14, 1949 Time
    TIME Magazine Cover: Perle Mesta -- Mar. 14, 1949
  •  Esquire Magazine cover Esquire
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Books

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

The Egyptian by Mika Waltari

The Egyptian

by Mika Waltari


First published in the United States in 1949 and widely condemned as obscene, The Egyptian outsold every other novel published that year, and remains a classic; readers worldwide have testified to its life-changing power.

The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas

The Big Fisherman

by Lloyd C. Douglas


A perennial favourite with wide appeal from Lloyd C. Douglas. The basis for a movie of the same title directed by Frank Borzage.

Mary by Sholem Asch

Mary

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 view—a Roman Centurion, a young Judean student and the rabbinical authorities who witnessed the rise of Jesus with alarm.

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 a dynamic history, both public and personal.

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ICS Personalities  3M Article  Richard G. Drew (1949)ICS Personalities 3M Article Richard G. Drew (1949)
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