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..
Which were the most popular movies released in March 1949 ?
- The Set-Up
directed by Robert Wise
starring: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias
- The Red Pony
directed by Lewis Milestone
starring: Myrna Loy, Robert Mitchum, Louis Calhern
directed by Arthur Lubin
starring: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn
- Little Women
directed by Mervyn LeRoy
starring: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien
- Take Me Out to the Ball Game
directed by Busby Berkeley
starring: Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly
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Which were the important events of Thursday, 17 March 1949 ?
Famous People born
Patrick Duffy in Townsend
- 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
: Montana, USA; actor (Bobby - Dallas, Man from Atlantis).
: Northern Irish footballer and football manager
: Canadian singer and songwriter
Famous People died
: Actor (Escape, Ninotchka, Iceland), dies at 54
: Russian painter (Born 1882)
What news were making the headlines those days in March 1949 ?
TIME Magazine Cover: Perle Mesta -- Mar. 14, 1949
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
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
A perennial favourite with wide appeal from Lloyd C. Douglas. The basis for a movie of the same title directed by Frank Borzage.
by Sholem Asch
Rooted in scholarship, in thorough absorption in place and period, this story of the Mother of Jesus succeeds in keeping Mary (or Miriam as she is called in the Hebrew tradition) at the core, the heart of the whole.
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.
Usaf Thunderjets Photo Rare Republic Aviation (1949)
United Aircraft Corporation Nations Airlines (1949)
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