Saturday 14 May 1949
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean Glavany and Sverre Årnes.
The Barkleys of Broadway, directed by Charles Walters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while Gypsy Sixpence by Edison Marshall was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Clock.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 May 1949 ?
- St. Carthach the Younger
- DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
- Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Paraguay - Flag Day.
- St. Maria Dominic Mazzarello
- St. Just
- St. Engelmer
- St. Vincent of Lerins
- St. Victor and Corona
- St. Boniface of Tarsus
- St. Michael Garicoits
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: St. Matthias (Apostle)
- St. Engelmund
- Jean Glavany: French politician, a member of the Socialist Party (PS) and former Minister.
- Sverre Årnes: Norwegian author screenwriter and director.
- Walter Day: American game designer and businessman founded Twin Galaxies.
- Johan Schans: Dutch swimmer.
- Klaus-Peter Thaler: German cyclist.
- Love Life closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 252 performances
- Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral
- 75th Preakness: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 1:56.
- US President Harry Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1949 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Baby, It's Cold Outside - Margaret Whiting & Johnny Mercer
- Jo Stafford - Some Enchanted Evening
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