Saturday 1 January 1949, NewYear’s Day
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jérôme Bignon (politician) and Peter Dormer.
Golden Boy, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while Dinner at Antoine's by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching NBC Presents.
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- Jérôme Bignon (politician)
- Peter Dormer: Arts writer.
- Nikolai Tikhonovich: Moskalenko in Russia; cosmonaut.
- Daniel E Gawthrop: American composer.
- Peter Monteith: British horse rider (showjumper and amateur jockey) before becoming a trainer.
- Max Azria: Tunisian-French fashion designer.
- Olivia Goldsmith: American author (d. 2004).
- Borys Tarasyuk: Ukrainian politician and diplomat.
- KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
- KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, CA (MET) begins broadcasting
- Tokelau (Union) Islands declared part of New Zealand.
- United Nations cease-fire takes effect in Kashmir from one minute before midnight. War between India and Pakistan stops accordingly.
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