Sunday May 08, 1949: on this day

May 08, 1949 was the 128th day of the year 1949, under the sign of Taurus and the day of the week was Sunday.

Is May 08, 1949 a day special to you? If so you may like to discover what happened on that day, the zodiac sign and moon phase on May 08, 1949, who was born and died on May 08, 1949, what holidays and observances are celebrated on May 08, 1949, which were the most popular songs (ex. Baby, It's Cold Outside by Dinah Shore & Buddy Clark), movies (e.g. Jour de fête, directed by Jacques Tati), TV series (e.g. Crusade In Europe) books and videogames back then.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about May 8th, 1949 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What day of the week was May 08, 1949?

May 08, 1949 was a Sunday and it was the 128th day of the year 1949 in the Gregorian calendar.

May 08, 1949 can also be written as 5/8/1949 in the US and as 8/5/1949 in UK and Europe.


May 08, 1949: What happened on that day?

Here's what happened on May 08, 1949:

  • West german constitution approved.

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May 08, 1949: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for May 8th is Taurus.

Taurus is the 2nd sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between April 20th and May 20th belong to the Taurus sign: discover Taurus personality and who should a Taurus marry.

Babies born in May are either Taurus or Gemini. People born before May 20th are Taurus, while people born from May 21st have the sign of Gemini.

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May 08, 1949: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for May 08, 1949 is Ox and the associated element is Earth.

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May 08, 1949: What was the moon phase on that day?

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The moon phase on May 08, 1949 was First Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on May 08, 1949 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on May 08, 1949 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 85% full, rising at 03:29 pm and setting at 04:06 am.

The previous full moon was on Apr 13, 1949 while the next full moon would come on May 12, 1949.

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Who was born on May 08, 1949?

Famous people born on May 08, 1949:

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Whose famous birthday is on May 8th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on May 8th:

  • Enrique Iglesias
    Enrique Iglesias

    Spanish singer, son of julio iglesias, famed heartthrob, but appealing to the next generation.

  • Don Rickles
    Don Rickles

    Don rickles was a legendary comedian known for his insult comedy and quick wit, earning him the nickname 'mr.

  • Melissa Gilbert
    Melissa Gilbert

    Melissa gilbert is an american tv actress best known for her role as laura ingalls wilder on the tv show little house on the prairie.

  • Gary Glitter
    Gary Glitter

    Gary glitter is a british rock singer known for his glam rock hits in the 1970s, including 'rock and roll (part 2).

  • Nora Arnezeder
    Nora Arnezeder

    French singer and actress, born to a catholic father and an austrian mother and a jewish egyptian mother.

  • David Attenborough
    David Attenborough

    Naturalist and broadcaster in english.

  • Lex Barker
    Lex Barker

    American actor, best known for his portrayal of tarzan of the apes as well as leading characters in karl may's novels.

  • Christina Cole
    Christina Cole

    English actress.

  • James Mitchum
    James Mitchum

    Robert mitchum's elder son is an american actor and family star.

  • Salome Jens
    Salome Jens

    Milwaukee actor.

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May 08, 1949: How old are you if you were born on that day?

You are 74 years 11 months old,

or 899 months and 15 days old,

or 3911 weeks and 2 days old,

or 27379 days old,

if you were born on May 08, 1949.

Enjoy a trip down memory lane: discover what the world looked like when you turned 18 years old, 30 years old, 40 years old

How many days until your next birthday if you were born on May 08, 1949?

There are 15 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Wednesday May 8th 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on May 08, 1949?

You belong to the Baby Boomer Generation if you were born on May 08, 1949.


May 08, 1949: What famous people died on that day?

What famous deaths happened on May 8th?

Famous deaths on May 8th:

  • Dirk Bogarde
    Dirk Bogarde

    He was a british actor and a skilled craftsman.

  • George Peppard
    George Peppard

    American actor and tv series star who appeared in 25 films.

  • Barbara Payton
    Barbara Payton

    American actress, onscreen since 1940.

  • Jeanne Cooper
    Jeanne Cooper

    Minneapolis, minnesota -- actress (kay young and restless).

  • Dennis Waterman
    Dennis Waterman

    English actor and singer (b. 1948).

  • Richard Derr
    Richard Derr

    Actor in "when worlds collide", dies from cancer at 74.

  • Luceil LeSueur

    Academy Award-winning actress known for her versatile performances in classic films.

  • Maurice Sendak

    Maurice Sendak was an American author and illustrator best known for his children's books, including the classic 'Where the Wild Things...

  • Celedonio Romero

    Renowned Spanish guitarist and member of the famous guitar quartet, The Romeros.

  • Jing Yong

    Renowned Chinese novelist known for his wuxia novels.

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May 08, 1949: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?

Holidays on May 08, 1949:

  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
  • World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

Observances on May 08, 1949:

  • Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War

Saints celebrated on May 08, 1949:

  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Saint Ida of Nivelles
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May 08, 1949: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on May 08, 1949 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week May 2nd and May 8th. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).

May 08, 1949: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on May 08, 1949 was Baby, It's Cold Outside by Dinah Shore & Buddy Clark, according to the music chart for the week May 2nd and May 8th.

May 08, 1949: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on May 08, 1949 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week May 2nd and May 8th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Baby, It's Cold Outside
  2. - Again

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May 08, 1949: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on May 08, 1949 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

Jour de fête

Jour de fête

Release year: 1949

Directed by: Jacques Tati

Starring: Jacques Tati, Guy Decomble, Paul Frankeur, Santa Relli

Country: United States of America

Home of the Brave

Home of the Brave

Release year: 1949

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Jeff Corey, James Edwards, Lloyd Bridges, Douglas Dick

Streets of Laredo

Streets of Laredo

Release year: 1949

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

Starring: William Holden, Macdonald Carey, Mona Freeman, William Bendix

The Barkleys of Broadway

The Barkleys of Broadway

Release year: 1949

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant, Billie Burke

Country: United States of America

El mago

El mago

Release year: 1949

Directed by: Miguel M. Delgado

Starring: Cantinflas, Leonora Amar, José Baviera, Ernesto Finance

May 08, 1949: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on May 08, 1949 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:

Crusade in Europe

Crusade in Europe

Release year: 1949

Starring: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Country: United States of America

Make Mine Music

Make Mine Music

Release year: 1949

Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage

Release year: 1949

Directed by: James Neilson

Roller Derby

Roller Derby

Release year: 1949

Think Fast

Think Fast

Release year: 1949

Directed by: Bridget Stokes


Who was the US President on May 08, 1949?

On May 08, 1949 the US President was Harry S. Truman (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 08, 1949?

On May 08, 1949 the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour).

Who was the Pope on May 08, 1949?

On May 08, 1949 the Pope was Pius XII.


What is special about May 8th?

May 8th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 8th day of the month of May. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on May 8th, such as:

  • 2019 - 2019 lahore bombing: at least 11 people are killed in a blast near the data darbar sufi shrine, lahore (pakistan), which is located at the 11th century. half of these were police officers.
  • 2018 - Colombian conflict: the colombian war crimes tribunal begins investigating atrocities committed during the 1960s war.
  • 2017 - Spirit airlines cancels 11 flights from fort lauderdale-hollywood international airport and delays 30 others due to a dispute with its pilots. (as talks take place between the airline's union, air line pilots association international). three people are taken into custody after protests broke out.

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What happened in 1949?

1949 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • British warship HMS Amethyst escape down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff
  • 1st negro to graduate from US Naval Academy
  • Dragnet is 1st broadcast on radio

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What was the calendar for May 1949?

May 1949 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with May being the 5th month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

Discover how May 1949 calendar looked like.

Sunday May 8, 1949