Wednesday 4 May 1949
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sybil Danning [Danninger] and John Force.
The Barkleys of Broadway, directed by Charles Walters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
On TV people were watching Crusade in Europe.
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- Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
- Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- International Firefighters' Day.
- Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
- People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- Blessed Catherine of Park
- Saint Judas Cyriacus
- Saint Florian
- Saint Godehard
- Saint Monica of Hippo (d. 387)
- Saint Ethelred
- Saint Silvianus
- Saint Titianus
- Saint Willerik
- Saint John Houghton, Saint Robert Lawrence, Saint Augustine Webster, Saint Richard Reynolds, and Saint John Hale; all put to death in 1535.
- Saint Malou
- The Netherlands - Remembrance of the Dead.
- Sybil Danning [Danninger]: Weis, Austria -- Actress (Chained Heat).
- John Force: American race car driver.
- Zal Cleminson: rocker (Alex Harvey Band).
- Gerrit J: P van Otterloo; Dutch Member of Parliament (PvdA).
- Stella Parton: American country music singer.
- Monika Demenga: Foundator of a puppet theatre in Berne.She began 1969,together with Hans Wirth,with Traven's "Macario"..Almost every year a new piece was composed,also for adults.Some could be seen at TV."L'histoire du soldat" or the "Urfaust" had been played and many stories for children. In 1992 there was a "fusion"with another puppet theatre,later a second place to play could be found. Monika Demenga is the daughter of an actress and of a painter.Several of their siblings are musically high talented.
- Régis Koetschet: French diplomat who served as Consul General of France in Jerusalem (2002–2005).
- Graham Swift: English author
- Air crash at Turijn (whole Torino-soccer team survives).
- The entire Torino football team (except for two players who did not take the trip: Sauro Toma, due to an injury and Renato Gandolfi, because of coach request) is killed in a plane crash at the Superga hill at the edge of Turin, Italy.
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