Saturday 23 April 1949
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Blair Brown in Washington DC and Joyce DeWitt in Wheeling.
The Secret Garden, directed by Fred M. Wilcox, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
On TV people were watching The Benny Rubin Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 23 April 1949 ?
- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Blair Brown in Washington DC: USA; actress (Altered States, Molly Dodd).
- Joyce DeWitt in Wheeling: West Virginia, USA; actress (Janet Wood - Three's Company).
- John Miles vocal/guitar/keyboards (John Miles Band - "Rebel": "Zaragon").
- Walter Sweeney: British Member of Parliament.
- Joyce DeWitt: American actress most famous for playing Janet Wood on the ABC sitcom Three's Company (1977–1984).
- Chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing
- Courtesy mail boxes for motorists started in San Francisco
- Netherlands annexes Elten and Tudderen.
- Chinese Civil War: Establishment of the People's Liberation Army Navy.
- Chinese Communist troops take Nanjing.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1949 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend) - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
- Again - Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra
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