It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
- The Barkleys of Broadway
directed by Charles Walters
starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant
- The Secret Garden
directed by Fred M. Wilcox
starring: Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell
directed by Mark Robson
starring: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
directed by Tay Garnett
starring: Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke
- The Set-Up
directed by Robert Wise
starring: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias
Which were the important events of Thursday, 28 April 1949 ?
- Arbor Day - legal state holiday in Nebraska, USA.
- National Heroes Day - public holiday in Barbados in honor of men and women who played a significant role in the island nation's history, such as Sir Garfield Sobers.
- Peter Chanel
- Louis Marie Grignon of Montfort
- Saints Vitalis and Valeria
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Theodora and Didymus
- World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which developed from the Canadian observance.
- National Day of Mourning in Canada to commemorate workers killed, injured, or suffering illness due to occupational hazards and accidents.
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Jam�l (Beauty) - First day of the third month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Roman Empire - first day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Brooklyn, Commish Chandler suspends Durocher but he is absolved on May 3 New York fan charges Leo Durocher with assault after Giants lose 15-2 to
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1949 ?
TIME Magazine Cover: Eugene Dennis -- Apr. 25, 1949
Esquire Magazine cover
The Egyptian - Mika Waltari
The Big Fisherman - Lloyd C. Douglas
Mary - Sholem Asch
A Rage to Live - John O'Hara
Wards English Hats Fashion Trade Art (1949)
Allen B. DuMont Laboratories Television DuMont, standard of comparison in television (1949)
Old Gold Cigarette Inside Story (1949)
Tell the world why Thursday, 28 April 1949 is such a special date for you!