Monday 17 October 1949
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
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- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
- Owen Arthur: Barbados-born politician who was elected Prime Minister of Barbados September 1994 and January 1999.
- Bill Hudson in Portland: Oregon, USA; comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show).
- Maurice Willis Wright: Composer.
- Todd Walton: American thespian, musician, and writer of works of fiction and non-fiction.
- Timothy Bottoms in Santa Barbara: California, USA; actor (Adam - East of Eden).
- Chinese communist troops take Guangzhou
- Chinese communist troops fail to take Quemoy in the Battle of Kuningtou their advance towards Taiwan is halted.
- An airliner flying from Paris to New York crashes in the Azores island of São Miguel. Among the victims are violinist Ginette Neveu and French boxer Marcel Cerdan.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1949 ?
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- Jealous Heart - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra
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