Tuesday 5 April 1949
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Judith Resnik and Judith Arlene Resnik.
Champion, directed by Mark Robson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while Peace Of Soul by Fulton J. Sheen was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Fireside Theatre.
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- Saint Geeraard
- The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
- Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
- Saint Vincent Ferrer
- Arbor Day in South Korea
- Qingming Festival in the Chinese calendar
- Mauritius: Ougadi.
- Saint Irena (d. 304)
- Judith Resnik: American astronaut.
- Judith Arlene Resnik: Akron, Ohio -- Astronaut (STS 41D, 51L-Chal disaster).
- Dr Judith Arlene Resnik in Akron: Ohio, USA; astronaut (STS 41D, 51L-Challenger disaster).
- John Berg: American actor (Born 1949).
- A fire in a hospital in Effingham, Illinois, kills 77 people and leads to nationwide fire code improvements in the United States.
- Fireside Theater debuts on television.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1949 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Mel Torme - Again
- Need You - Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae
- I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore - Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra (Vocal Stardusters)
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