Wednesday 17 August 1949
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
I Was a Male War Bride, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
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- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Jean-Noël Augert: French alpine skier, he was slalom gold medalist (Val Gardena 1970) and won three crystal globes.
- Colin Campbell: Actor (Leather Boys), dies at 83.
- Peter Malsin: American astrologer who became a student of the field in 1971.
- Doreen Cameron: Scottish stage and TV actress who worked to promote working-class and anti-capitalist theatre.
- Norm Coleman: American lawyer and politician 52nd Mayor of St. Paul.
- Sue Draheim: American fiddler and composer (d. 2013)
- Julian Fellowes: Egyptian-English actor director screenwriter and politician
- Sib Hashian: American drummer (Boston and Ernie and the Automatics)
- Noel Augert:
- Gregorio Perfecto: Filipino journalist jurist and politician (d. 1949).
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