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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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


The only Finnish novel adopted into a Hollywood filmMika Waltari's 1945 novel The Egyptian was turned into a DeLuxe Color epic film by 20th Century Fox in 1954 and was nominated for an academy award a year later.A

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


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 Rage to Live

by John O'Hara


When the beautiful, imperious and moneyed Grace Caldwell Tate wants something she goes after it. Her affair scandalises Pennsylvania's elite and she must face the costs to her marriage and the man she really loves.

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