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

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover

Magazine

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

Bell Telephone Dial Classic Phone Ad T (1949)Bell Telephone Dial Classic Phone Ad T (1949)
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Old Journal Ads

Formfit Foundation (1949)Formfit Foundation (1949)
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Old Journal Ads

Kaiser 4500 Dealers Invite You To Ride (1949)Kaiser 4500 Dealers Invite You To Ride (1949)
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Tell the world why Thursday, 17 March 1949 is such a special date for you!