Tuesday 25 January 1949
It was Tuesday, 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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- St. Dwynwen's Day and Patron Saint of Lovers - Welsh celebration of love Dirwnod Santes Dwynwen.
- Tatiana Day, celebrated as the Day of Russian students since 1755, when the Moscow University was founded.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism - Conversion of Saint Paul.
- Christian ecumenism ? Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends.
- Burns Night - Burns suppers are held in many parts of the world around this date. (Originated in Scotland)
- Winter-Een-Mas - celebration of videogames and the people that play them. Winter-een-mas lasts for a whole week, which is always the very last week in January, the 25th through the 31st.
- Roman Empire - second day of the Sementivae in honour of Ceres and Terra
- John Cooper Clarke: English punk-poet.
- John Belushi: American actor and comedian who had a fast-paced, six-year career as the talented comedy star of "Saturday Night Live" and such films as "Animal House.
- John Clarke: English poet and critic.
- Paul Nurse: English geneticist and biologist Nobel Prize laureate.
- 1st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale and Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win
- At the Hollywood Athletic Club the first Emmy Awards are presented.
- In Los Angeles, California, the 1st Annual Emmy Awards are presented, hosted by Walter O'Keefe. Best Film Made for Television: The Necklace
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