March 1949 calendar

March 1949

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1949?


  • 01 Mar 1949 Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champion.
  • 02 Mar 1949 1st automatic street light (New Milford, Ct)
  • 04 Mar 1949 Andrei Vishinsky succeeds Molotov as Soviet Foreign minister.
  • 08 Mar 1949 WAGA TV channel 5 in Atlanta, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 09 Mar 1949 Brigadier General Edwin K Wright, USA, ends term as Deputy Director of CIA
  • 10 Mar 1949 Detroit Tigers' pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949.
  • 13 Mar 1949 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Yvonne C Sherman.
  • 15 Mar 1949 WICU TV channel 12 in Erie, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Mar 1949 KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 17 Mar 1949 The Shamrock Hotel in Houston, Texas, owned by oil tycoon Glenn McCarthy, has its grand opening.
  • 18 Mar 1949 WGAL TV channel 8 in Lancaster, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 19 Mar 1949 First museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy opens in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
  • 20 Mar 1949 The Chicago, Burlington amp Quincy, Denver amp Rio Grande Western, and Western Pacific railroads inaugurate the ''California Zephyr'' passenger train between Chicago and Oakland, California, as the first long distance train to feature Vista Dome cars as regular equipment.
  • 21 Mar 1949 WTVJ TV channel 4 in Miami, Florida (NBC / CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 24 Mar 1949 21st Academy Awards: Hamlet, Laurence Olivier, and Jane Wyman win.
  • 25 Mar 1949 SS police chief Rauter request for a pardon, denied
  • 26 Mar 1949 The first half of Giuseppe Verdi's opera ''Aida'', conducted by legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini, and performed in concert (i.e. no scenery or costumes), is telecast by NBC, live from Studio 8H at Rockefeller Center. The second half is telecast a week later. This is the only complete opera that Toscanini ever conducts on television.
  • 29 Mar 1949 Turkey recognizes Israel.
  • 30 Mar 1949 Cold War: A riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joins NATO.
  • 31 Mar 1949 The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada.
  • 10 Mar 1949 Mildred Gillars ("Axis Sally") is convicted of treason.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Careless Hands
  2. - Forever and Ever
  3. - A - You're Adorable (The Alphabet Song)
  4. - Cruising Down the River
  5. - Forever and Ever


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?