Wednesday March 16, 1949

US date format: 3/16/1949, UK date format: 16/3/1949

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 16, 1949). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Victor Garber and Erik Estrada. The Green Promise, directed by William D. Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949 On TV people were watching Think Fast.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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The Green Promise

Directed by: William D. Russell

Starring: Marguerite Chapman, Walter Brennan, Robert Paige, Natalie Wood


Directed by: B. Reeves Eason

Starring: James Millican, Mary Beth Hughes, Reed Hadley, Henry Hull

Outpost in Morocco

Directed by: Robert Florey

Starring: George Raft, Marie Windsor, Akim Tamiroff, John Litel


Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn, Helen Walker

Country: United States of America

Riders of the Whistling Pines

Directed by: John English

Starring: Gene Autry, Champion, Patricia Barry, Jimmy Lloyd


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 16, 1949?


  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
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  • KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of March 16, 1949?

    Top #4 songs in the USA

  1. Forever and Ever - Russ Morgan & His Orchestra
  2. Cruising Down the River - Frankie Carle & His Orchestra
  3. A - You're Adorable (The Alphabet Song) - Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae
  4. Perry Como - Forever and Ever

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Think Fast

Directed by: Bridget Stokes

Masters of Magic

Directed by: Anthony Stephens


Directed by: Brad Silberling

The Admiral Broadway Revue

Written by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Sid Caesar, Mary McCarty, Imogene Coca, Marge Champion

What Do You Think?

Directed by: Paul Leduc

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