Saturday 26 March 1949
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Baroness Hayman and Vicki Lawrence in Inglewood.
The Set-Up, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while Mary by Sholem Asch was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Suspense.
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- Saint Emmanuel (died 304)
- Saint Ludger
- Saint Larissa
- Prince Kuhio Day in Hawaii
- Zoroastrianism - Prophet Zoroaster's Birthday.
- Baroness Hayman: .
- Vicki Lawrence in Inglewood: California, USA; actress (Carol Burnett Show, Mama's Family).
- Fran Sheehan in Boston: Massachusetts, USA; rock bassist (Boston - "More than a Feeling").
- Patrick Suskind: German writer.
- Andrew Fitzherbert: British homicide, sentenced to life in prison for murder on 8/02/1999 after three hours deliberation by the jury.
- Eugenia Last: Canadian astrologer, author of several books and syndicated columns, she hosted a radio talk show on satellite radio. In addition she has produced astrological calendars. Last has also contributed to the writing of software programs. Her book, "My Baby's A Star: Astrological Baby Names" was published in 2011.
- Vicki Lawrence: American actress and comedienne, best known on "The Carol Burnett Show" where she was a regular 1967-79, followed by "Mama's Family" in 1983. She won an Emmy as Best Supporting Actress in a Variety Show in 1976. As Burnett's young look-alike and side-kick, she wore a gray wig and padding to play feisty Mama for 135 episodes. In the '90s, the lithe and bubbly redhead was host of "Vicki!" a weekday talk show.
- Rudi Koertzen: South African cricketer and umpire
- Fran Sheehan: American bass player (Boston)
- Patrick Süskind: German author and screenwriter
- Ernest Thomas: American actor and producer
- The first half of Giuseppe Verdi's opera ''Aida'', conducted by legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini, and performed in concert (i.e. no scenery or costumes), is telecast by NBC, live from Studio 8H at Rockefeller Center. The second half is telecast a week later. This is the only complete opera that Toscanini ever conducts on television.
- United States Secretary of Defense James Forrestal resigns suddenly.
- English astronomer Fred Hoyle coins the term ''Big Bang''amp!--intending it to be derogatory--amp during a BBC Third Programme radio broadcast.
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