Sunday 25 December 1949, Christmas
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Joe Louis Walker and Sissy Spacek in Quitman.
All the King's Men, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
On TV people were watching The Steve Allen Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 25 December 1949 ?
- Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
- Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
- British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
- Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
- Joe Louis Walker: American musician.
- Sissy Spacek in Quitman: Texas, USA; actress (Carrie, Badlands, Coal Miner's Daughter).
- Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira: Singer and icon of the Brazilian music.
- Sissy Spacek: American actress and model who earned an Oscar nomination in 1976 for her role in "Carrie.
- Nawaz Sharif: Prime Minister of Pakistan.
- Leon Schlesinger: American film producer (Born 1884).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1949 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Blue Christmas - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra
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