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  • Johnnie Ray

    Johnnie Ray
    click here for more infoclick here for more infoJohnnie Ray signs his first recording contract with Okeh Records, although he would not become popular for another two years.
  • red china

    red china
    On October 1, 1949, Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong declared the creation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The announcement ended the costly full-scale civil war between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Nationalist Party, or Kuomintang (KMT), which broke out immediately following World War II and had been preceded by on and off conflict between the two sides since the 1920’s
  • South Pacific

    South Pacific
    click here for more infoSouth Pacific, the prize-winning musical, opens on Broadway on April 7.
  • Walter Winchell

    Walter Winchell
    Walter Winchell is an aggressive radio and newspaper journalist credited with inventing the gossip column.
  • Joe DiMaggio

    Joe DiMaggio
    click here for more info and the New York Yankees go to the World Series five times in the 1940s, winning four of them
  • Doris Day

    Doris Day
    click here for more infoclick here for more infoDoris Day enters the public spotlight with the films My Dream Is Yours and It's a Great Feeling as well as popular songs like "It's Magic"
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    click here for more infoNorth Korea and South Korea declare war after Northern forces stream south on June 25.
  • Studebaker

    Studebaker
  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    click here for more info soars in popularity with five new movies, including The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve, and attempts suicide after the death of friend Johnny Hyde who asked to marry her several times, but she refused respectfully.