Friday 30 December 1949
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bruce Davidson and Linda Goudey.
All the King's Men, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while The Man With The Golden Arm by Nelson Algren was one of the best selling books.
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 30 December 1949 ?
- The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
- Philippines - Rizal Day
- Bruce Davidson: Equestrian 3-day (1996 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Linda Goudey: American homicide victim who was found asphyxiated in her car 10/04/1993, after disappearing 9/30/1993.
- David Bedford: English runner.
- Jim Flaherty: Canadian lawyer and politician 37th Canadian Minister of Finance (d. 2014).
- The Malta Labour Party is founded.
- The Vatican announces that bones uncovered in its subterranean catacombs could be the apostle Peter 19 years later, Pope Paul VI announces confirmation that the bones belong to this first pope.ampquotYear by Year 1949ampquot – History Channel International.
- The first 20nbspmm M61 Vulcan Gatling gun prototypes are completed.
- 1949 was the first year in which no African-American was reported lynched in the USA.''From Harding to Hiroshima'' by Barrington Boardman (1988), p. 14. ISBN 0-934878-94-3
- Joseph Stalin launches a savage attack on Soviet Jews, accusing them of being pro-Western and antisocialist.
- Samuel Putnam publishes his new translation of ''Don Quixote'', the first in what we would consider modern English. It is instantly acclaimed and, in 2008, is still in print.
- Fernand Braudel's ''La Méditerranée et le Monde Méditerranéen à l'Epoque de Philippe II'' is published.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1949 ?
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- Blue Christmas - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra
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