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..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Thursday, 28 April 1949 ?

Holidays
  • 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
  • Luchesius
  • Patritius
  • 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.
  • Arthemius

Facts
  • 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
  • Former First Lady of the Philippines Aurora Quezon, 61, is assassinated while en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband; her daughter and 10 others are also killed.

Famous People born
Jerome "Jay" Apt in Springfield: Massachusetts, USA; PhD/astronaut (STS 37, 47, 59, 79).
Paul Guilfoyle: American actor
Bruno Kirby: American actor (d. 2006)

Famous People died
Aurora Quezon: First Lady of the Philippines (Born 1888)
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1949 ?
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Magazine

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover

Magazine

 TIME Magazine Cover: Eugene Dennis -- Apr. 25, 1949
TIME Magazine Cover: Eugene Dennis -- Apr. 25, 1949
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Books

The Egyptian - Mika Waltari

The Egyptian - Mika Waltari

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Books

The Big Fisherman - Lloyd C. Douglas

The Big Fisherman - Lloyd C. Douglas

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Books

Mary - Sholem Asch

Mary - Sholem Asch

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Books

A Rage to Live - John O'Hara

A Rage to Live - John O'Hara

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Old Journal Ads

American Airlines Stratocruiser Flagship to Germany  New through service to Germany (1949)American Airlines Stratocruiser Flagship to Germany New through service to Germany (1949)
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Old Journal Ads

Whizzer (1949)Whizzer (1949)
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Robert Benney Art Railroad Men Coffee (1949)Robert Benney Art Railroad Men Coffee (1949)
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