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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1949?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1949 KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Jan 1949 KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 03 Jan 1949 Colgate Theater dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV
  • 04 Jan 1949 RMS ''Caronia'' of the Cunard Line departs Southampton for New York on her maiden voyage.
  • 05 Jan 1949 General Spoor orders cease-fire on Sumatra.
  • 07 Jan 1949 First photo of genes taken at University of Southern California by Pease and Baker.
  • 08 Jan 1949 Make Mine Manhattan play closes at Broadhurst Theater in New York City, New York after 429 performances.
  • 10 Jan 1949 1st Jewish family show Goldbergs premieres on CBS
  • 11 Jan 1949 Snowfall 1st recorded in Los Angeles
  • 12 Jan 1949 Arthur Godfrey & His Friends premieres on CBS TV
  • 13 Jan 1949 Along 5th Avenue opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances
  • 14 Jan 1949 Black / Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die
  • 15 Jan 1949 Chinese Civil War: The Chinese Communist Party forces take over Tianjin from the Nationalist Government.
  • 16 Jan 1949 Rape of Lucretia closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 17 Jan 1949 The Goldbergs, the first sitcom on American television, first airs.
  • 18 Jan 1949 They Stand Accused courtroom drama premieres on CBS (later DuMont)
  • 19 Jan 1949 The Poe Toaster first appears at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe.
  • 20 Jan 1949 J Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen
  • 21 Jan 1949 First inaugural parade televised (US President Harry Truman).
  • 22 Jan 1949 All for Love opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 121 performances
  • 25 Jan 1949 1st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale and Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win
  • 26 Jan 1949 WHIO TV channel 7 in Dayton, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 27 Jan 1949 Chinese liner Taiping collides with a collier off south China
  • 28 Jan 1949 New York Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin and Ford Smith
  • 29 Jan 1949 Britain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland recognize Israel.
  • 31 Jan 1949 1st daytime soap on TV These Are My Children (NBC in Chicago)

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Movies

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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

White Heat

White Heat

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

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

Country: United States of America

Kind Hearts and Coronets

Kind Hearts and Coronets

Directed by: Robert Hamer

Starring: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

Country: United States of America

A Letter to Three Wives

A Letter to Three Wives

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas

Country: United States of America

The Set-Up

The Set-Up

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter

Country: United States of America