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Headlines From 1949 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1949 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1949 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1949 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1949 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1949 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1949 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1949 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1949 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1949 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1949 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
4th January 1949‘RMS Caronia’ of the Cunard Line departs Southampton for New York on her maiden voyage.
26th January 1949Australian citizenship comes into being.
1st February 1949The rationing of clothes ends in Britain after the Second World War.
1st March 1949World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis retires.
2nd March 1949The B-50 Super fortress ‘Lucky Lady II’ lands in Fort Worth in Texas under Captain James Gallagher. It had completed the first ever non-stop around-the-world aeroplane flight, refuelling four times.
31st March 1949The former British colony of Newfoundland and Labrador joins Canada as its tenth province.

18th April 1949
Éire is formally renamed the Republic of Ireland.
5th May 1949The Council of Europe is founded, as the Treaty of London is signed.
9th May 1949Rainier III of Monaco is given the title Prince of Monaco upon the death of his maternal grandfather, Louis II.
8th June 1949George Orwell's book “Nineteen Eighty-Four” is published. The novel has a large impact on the English language, as terms such as ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Room 101’ become commonly used. The book also becomes famous for its prophetic insight into an increased presence of governmental surveillance and control.
29th June 1949Dock workers strike in the United Kingdom.
6th September 1949Allied military authorities hand control of former Nazi Germany assets back to Germany.
19th September 1949 The United Kingdom government devalues the pound sterling from $4.03 to $2.80, leading to many other currencies dropping value.
1st October 1949The People's Republic of China is officially proclaimed.
7th October 1949The Democratic Republic of Germany (DDR) is officially established.
15th November 1949 Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte are executed for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.
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A Newspaper From 1949

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).