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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1949: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1949?


Events

  • 03 Aug 1949 Republic Indonesia proclaims cease fire
  • 04 Aug 1949 NBL and NBAA merge into National Basketball Association
  • 05 Aug 1949 6.75 Earthquake hits Quito; about 6000 die
  • 06 Aug 1949 Luke Appling record of 2,154 (en route to 2,218) games at shortstop
  • 07 Aug 1949 All after Love closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 121 performances
  • 08 Aug 1949 Bhutan, land of Dragon, becomes an independent monarchy
  • 10 Aug 1949 Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 11 Aug 1949 Gaston Eyskens forms Belgian Government
  • 12 Aug 1949 16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780)
  • 14 Aug 1949 Military coup under Colonel Sami Hinnawi in Syria
  • 15 Aug 1949 WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 18 Aug 1949 Hungary adopts constitution
  • 20 Aug 1949 78,382 watch the Chicago White Sox play the Cleveland Indians at Cleveland, Ohio.
  • 21 Aug 1949 Deportivo Saprissa enters Costa Rica ampndash soccer's first division.
  • 22 Aug 1949 Queen Charlotte earthquake: Canada's largest earthquake since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake
  • 24 Aug 1949 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) goes into effect
  • 28 Aug 1949 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
  • 29 Aug 1949 USSR explodes its first atomic bomb.
  • 30 Aug 1949 Roly Jenkins (Worcs vs. Surrey) takes his 2nd hat-trick of the game
  • 31 Aug 1949 The retreat of the Democratic Army of Greece in Albania after its defeat on Gramos mountain marks the end of the Greek Civil War.

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Music charts

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The Third Man

The Third Man

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Country: United States of America

The Secret in Their Eyes

The Secret in Their Eyes

Directed by: Juan José Campanella

Starring: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Country: United States of America

White Heat

White Heat

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly

Country: United States of America

Life of Brian

Life of Brian

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

Boot Polish

Boot Polish

Directed by: Prakash Arora

Starring: Kumari Naaz, Rattan Kumar, David Abraham, Chand Burke