April 1949 calendar

April 1949

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1949.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1949: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1949?


  • 01 Apr 1949 Chinese Civil War: The Chinese Communist Party holds unsuccessful peace talks with the Nationalist Party in Beijing, after three years of fighting.
  • 03 Apr 1949 KQW-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KCBS
  • 04 Apr 1949 WKRC TV channel 12 in Cincinnati, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 05 Apr 1949 A fire in a hospital in Effingham, Illinois, kills 77 people and leads to nationwide fire code improvements in the United States.
  • 07 Apr 1949 South Pacific opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1928 performances
  • 08 Apr 1949 Kathy Fiscus, 3½ years old, dies from falling down an abandoned well in San Marino, California.
  • 10 Apr 1949 13th Golf Masters Championship: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 282.
  • 14 Apr 1949 The day the N'Ko alphabet is held to have been completed by Solomana Kante.
  • 15 Apr 1949 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Redemptoris nostri
  • 17 Apr 1949 At midnight 26 Irish counties officially leave the British Commonwealth. A 21-gun salute on O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, ushers in the Republic of Ireland.
  • 18 Apr 1949 Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth.
  • 19 Apr 1949 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gosta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8.
  • 20 Apr 1949 Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his first race, in Albany, California.
  • 23 Apr 1949 Chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing
  • 24 Apr 1949 3rd Tony Awards: Death of a Salesman and Kiss Me Kate win
  • 27 Apr 1949 British Commonwealth of Nations renamed The Commonwealth.
  • 28 Apr 1949 Brooklyn, Commish Chandler suspends Durocher but he is absolved on May 3 New York fan charges Leo Durocher with assault after Giants lose 15-2 to
  • 29 Apr 1949 The ''News Review'' reveals neither Selhurst College nor its headmaster H. Rochester Sneath exist.!--This is newsworthy why, exactly?--
  • 18 Apr 1949 The Republic of Ireland Act comes into force, declaring Éire to be a republic and severing Ireland "association" with the Commonwealth of Nations.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1949?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore
  2. - Again
  3. - Need You
  4. - A - You're Adorable (The Alphabet Song)
  5. - Again


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?