Thursday 5 May 1949
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anna Bergman and Michael Murphy in Los Angeles.
The Barkleys of Broadway, directed by Charles Walters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Crusade in Europe.
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- Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
- Euthymios the Wonderworker
- Barlaam of Serpukhov
- Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
- Eulogios the Confessor
- New Martyr Ephraim of Nea Makri
- Albania: Martyrs' Day.
- Great Martyr Irene
- Roly Poly of Georgia.
- Saint Aventinus (d. 1189)
- Ethiopia: Liberation Day (1941).
- International Midwives Day.
- Adrian of Monzensk
- South Korea: Children's Day.
- Guyana: Indian Immigration Day (1838).
- Council of Europe: Europe Day.
- International No Pants Day.
- Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan (2006): Buddha's Birthday.
- Japan: Tango no Sekku (Boy's Day) or Kodomo no hi (Children's Day).
- Mexico and (informally) the United States: Cinco de Mayo (1862).
- Anna Bergman: Stockholm, Sweden -- Actress (Agent 69).
- Michael Murphy in Los Angeles: California, USA; actor (Dr Art Armstrong - Two Marriages).
- Eppie Bleeker: Dutch speed skater.
- Maurice Maeterlinck: Belg playwright (Grand Fairie, Nobel 1911).
- Council of Europe forms
- KGO TV channel 7 in San Francisco, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
- Statue of Council of Europe drawn
- Tiger 2nd baseman Charlie Gehringer selected to Hall of Fame
- The Treaty of London establishes the Council of Europe in Strasbourg as the first European institution working for European integration.
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