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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1949?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1949 The US suspends diplomatic relations with China.
  • 03 Oct 1949 WERD, 1st black-owned radio station, opens in Atlanta
  • 04 Oct 1949 American Contract Bridge League votes 58.5 percent to keep blacks out.
  • 05 Oct 1949 WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Oct 1949 Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) sentenced to ten years and $10,000 fine.
  • 07 Oct 1949 Otto Greatwohl becomes 1st Premier of German DR
  • 09 Oct 1949 New York Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers four games to one in 46th World Series.
  • 10 Oct 1949 3rd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Toronto
  • 12 Oct 1949 Eugenie Anderson becomes 1st woman ambassador nominated in US
  • 13 Oct 1949 Touch & Go opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 176 performances
  • 14 Oct 1949 Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 15 Oct 1949 Billy Graham begins his ministry
  • 16 Oct 1949 WDAF TV channel 4 in Kansas City, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 17 Oct 1949 Chinese communist troops take Guangzhou
  • 22 Oct 1949 Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m (29:21.2)
  • 26 Oct 1949 US President Harry Truman increases minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents.
  • 28 Oct 1949 Eugenie Anderson is 1st woman US ambassador (to Denmark)
  • 30 Oct 1949 Lost in the Stars opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 281 performances
  • 31 Oct 1949 Regina opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 86 performances

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in October 1949?
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Top #4 songs in the USA

  1. - Don't Cry, Joe (Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go)
  2. - Johnson Rag
  3. - Jealous Heart
  4. - I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Cocoanuts

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Interstellar

Interstellar

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Country: United States of America

Dosti

Dosti

Directed by: Satyen Bose

Starring: Sudhir Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sanjay Khan, Baby Farida

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Country: United States of America

A Woman Under the Influence

A Woman Under the Influence

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

Country: United States of America

Laura

Laura

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price

Country: United States of America