Thursday 20 January 1949
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
A Canterbury Tale, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
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- Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
- Saint Fabian
- Epiphanius of Pavia
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Sebastian
- Presidential Inauguration Day in the United States.
- The Eve of St. Agnes.
- Göran Persson: Swedish lawyer and politician 31st Prime Minister of Sweden.
- Greg Schelkun: American psychic healer who had an overnight revelation of the gift of healing ability.
- Kieron Walsh: Academic.
- Persson Goran: Swedish prime minister, elected on March 21, 1996; prior to the election he was Finance Minister from 1994-96.
- Josephus T J Cuypers: architect (Amsterdam Stock Exchange), dies at age 87.
- J Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen
- President Truman announces his point 4 program
- US President Harry Truman announces his four-point program.
- Point Four Program a program for economic aid to poor countries announced by United States President Harry S. Truman in his inaugural address for a full term as President.
- U.S. President Harry S. Truman begins his full term.
- Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA or COMECON) established by Soviet Union and other communist nations.
- The first Emmy Awards are presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club.
- In the first Israeli election, David Ben-Gurion becomes Prime Minister.
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Red Roses For A Blue Lady - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
- Kay Starr - So Tired
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