Monday 11 July 1949
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
The Great Gatsby, directed by Elliott Nugent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
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- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
- Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
- United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
- Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
- Feast Day of Saint Olga (first Russian Saint)
- United Nations - World Population Day
- Ireland - National Day of Commemoration held on nearest Sunday to this date (see Irish calendar).
- China - China National Maritime Day
- Flanders, region in Belgium (not a public holiday) - Flemish Day (1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs)
- Beni Thurnheer: Swiss TV reporter, show master and sports reporter.
- Tom Emanski: American baseball instructionalist.
- Jay Johnson: American ventriloquist and actor.
- Liona Boyd: British musician and composer on the classical guitar.
- ''Pamir'' is the last ''commercial'' sailing ship to round Cape Horn under sail alone.
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