It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. 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 the last 30 days ?

  • ChampionChampion
    directed by Mark Robson
    starring: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's CourtA Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
    directed by Tay Garnett
    starring: Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke
  • 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
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Tuesday, 19 April 1949 ?


Holidays
  • Republic Day (Sierra Leone).
  • Declaration of Independence Day (Venezuela).
  • Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992. In the Gregorian Calendar Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
  • Bicycle Day.
  • The Roman holiday of Cerealia ends. (Roman Empire)
  • Primrose Day (England) ? primroses are placed on the statue of Benjamin Disraeli in Parliament Square, London on the anniversary of his death (1881).
  • Expeditus
  • Ursmar
  • George of Antioch
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Emma
  • Landing of the 33 (Uruguay).
  • Patriot's Day (Massachusetts, Maine, and Wisconsin, USA).

Facts
  • Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth
  • 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gosta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8.

Famous People born
Myra McCulloch: Teacher academic / administrator
Larry Walters: American ''lawn chair'' pilot (d. 1993)
Paloma Picasso: daughter of artist Pablo Picasso

Famous People died
Ulrich Salchow: Swedish figure skater (Born 1877)
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Magazine Covers

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

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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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