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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1949?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1949 RCA releases first single record ever (45 RPM).
  • 02 Feb 1949 1st 45 RPM record released
  • 04 Feb 1949 Failed assassination attempt on Shah of Persia.
  • 05 Feb 1949 Huaso sets official world equestrian high-jump record, 2.47 m, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • 07 Feb 1949 Joe DiMaggio becomes first US$100,000 per year baseball player (New York Yankees).
  • 08 Feb 1949 Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty sentenced to life in prison
  • 10 Feb 1949 Arthur Miller's play a Salesman opens at Morosco Theater, New York City.
  • 11 Feb 1949 Willie Pep recaptures world featherweight boxing title.
  • 12 Feb 1949 Annie Get Your Gun closes at Imperial Theater in New York City after 1147 performances.
  • 13 Feb 1949 António Óscar Carmona is re-elected president of Portugal for lack of an opposing candidate.
  • 14 Feb 1949 Dutch Drees government presents plan for the building of 30,000 houses.
  • 15 Feb 1949 Gerald Lankester Harding and Roland de Vaux begin excavations at Cave 1 of the Qumran Caves, where they will eventually discover the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • 17 Feb 1949 Chaim Weitzman elected 1st President of Israel
  • 19 Feb 1949 Inside USA closes at Century Theater NYC after 339 performances
  • 20 Feb 1949 First International Pancake Race held (Liberal, Kansas, USA).
  • 24 Feb 1949 V-2/WAC-Corporal first rocket to outer space, White Sands, New Mexico, 400km.
  • 25 Feb 1949 WAC Corporal rocket achieves height of 400k (record)
  • 26 Feb 1949 US Air Force plane begins first nonstop around-the-world flight.
  • 27 Feb 1949 Chaim Weizmann becomes 1st Israeli President

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Music charts

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

  1. - Careless Hands
  2. - Red Roses For A Blue Lady
  3. - I Love You So Much It Hurts
  4. - Powder Your Face with Sunshine (Smile, Smile, Smile)
  5. - I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes

Directed by: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Starring: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Country: United States of America

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Country: United States of America

Wheels of Destiny

Wheels of Destiny

Directed by: Alan James

Starring: Ken Maynard, Dorothy Dix, Philo McCullough, Frank Rice

Before Sunset

Before Sunset

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Country: United States of America

It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Country: United States of America