Sunday 21 August 1949
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jacques Stern and Loretta Devine.
Madame Bovary, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while The Way West by A.B. Guthrie Jr was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Hands of Mystery.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 August 1949 ?
- Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
- Orthodox - Thaddaeus
- RC saints - Pope Pius X
- Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
- Jacques Stern: French cryptographer, currently a professor at the École Normale Supérieure, where he is Director of the Computer Science Laboratory.
- Loretta Devine: American actress.
- Daniel Sivan: Israeli scholar and academic.
- Gerhard von Keussler: Composer, dies at 75.
- Deportivo Saprissa enters Costa Rica ampndash soccer's first division.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1949 ?
Top #4 songs in the USA
- Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae - Whispering Hope
- You're Breaking My Heart - Buddy Clark
- Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You) - Mills Brothers
- You're Breaking My Heart - Ink Spots
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