Saturday 24 September 1949
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marjorie Claprood and Michel Ferracci-Porri.
The Blue Lagoon, directed by Frank Launder, 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 Come Dancing.
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- Marjorie Claprood
- Michel Ferracci-Porri
- Marjorie Clapprood: American politician, a former member of the legislature and a candidate for Lt.
- Bill Connors: American guitarist (Return to Forever).
- Baleka Mbete: South African politician Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa.
- Pierre Breville: Composer, dies at 88.
- Laszlo Rajk, ex-foreign minister of Hungary, is sentenced to death.
- The First Plenary Session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference approves a design for the Flag of the People's Republic of China.
- Iva Toguri D'Aquino is found guilty of broadcasting for Japan as ampquotTokyo Roseampquot during World War II.
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Don't Cry, Joe (Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go) - Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra
- That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
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