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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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1949 ?
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Magazine

 TIME Magazine Cover: Perle Mesta -- Mar. 14, 1949
TIME Magazine Cover: Perle Mesta -- Mar. 14, 1949

Magazine

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover
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Books

The Egyptian - Mika Waltari

The Egyptian - Mika Waltari

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Books

The Big Fisherman - Lloyd C. Douglas

The Big Fisherman - Lloyd C. Douglas

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Books

Mary - Sholem Asch

Mary - Sholem Asch

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Books

A Rage to Live - John O'Hara

A Rage to Live - John O'Hara

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Old Journal Ads

United Artists The Big Wheel (1949)United Artists The Big Wheel (1949)
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Old Journal Ads

Manhattan Shirt Company  Sugarcanes and Ties  Sold (1949)Manhattan Shirt Company Sugarcanes and Ties Sold (1949)
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Old Journal Ads

Avco Manufacturing Corporations Crosley Table Model  Crosley designed and built to give you the clearest TV picture (1949)Avco Manufacturing Corporations Crosley Table Model Crosley designed and built to give you the clearest TV picture (1949)
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Tell the world why Thursday, 17 March 1949 is such a special date for you!