Friday 26 August 1949
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Baldwin and Allahshukur Pashazadeh.
White Heat, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Martin Kane.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 August 1949 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- John Baldwin: Detroit, Michigan -- Light middleweight boxer (1968 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Allahshukur Pashazadeh: Azerbaijani cleric.
- Leon Redbone: Canadian-American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer.
- Nico van Suchtelen: Publisher, dies at 70.
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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