Friday 21 October 1949
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jonathon Silver and Shulamit Ran.
Passport to Pimlico, directed by Henry Cornelius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while The Dream Merchants by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Plainclothesman.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 October 1949 ?
- Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
- French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
- R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
- Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
- Also see October 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day of the Nacho ? celebrated in the United States and Mexico since the early 1990s.
- Diwali in India (2006)
- Jonathon Silver: Entrepreneur / arts Patron.
- Shulamit Ran: Composer.
- Michel Briere: Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1971).
- Benjamin Netanyahu: Israeli politician who was elected Israel's leader by a narrow margin on 5/31/1996 while running against Peres as P.M.
- Michel Brière: Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1971).
- Mike Keenan: Canadian ice hockey player and coach
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1949 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Jealous Heart - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra
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