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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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The Heiress

The Heiress

Release year: 1949

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins

Country: United States of America

No me defiendas compadre

No me defiendas compadre

Release year: 1949

Directed by: Gilberto Martínez Solares

Starring: Germán Valdés, Marcelo Chávez, Rosita Quintana, Juan García

Border Incident

Border Incident

Release year: 1949

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Howard Da Silva, James Mitchell

Everybody Does It

Everybody Does It

Release year: 1949

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Paul Douglas, Linda Darnell, Celeste Holm, Charles Coburn