Wednesday May 11, 1949: on this day

May 11, 1949 was the 131st day of the year 1949, under the sign of Taurus and the day of the week was Wednesday.

Is May 11, 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 11, 1949, who was born and died on May 11, 1949, what holidays and observances are celebrated on May 11, 1949, which were the most popular songs (ex. Baby, It's Cold Outside by Margaret Whiting & Johnny Mercer), 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 11th, 1949 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What day of the week was May 11, 1949?

May 11, 1949 was a Wednesday and it was the 131st day of the year 1949 in the Gregorian calendar.

May 11, 1949 can also be written as 5/11/1949 in the US and as 11/5/1949 in UK and Europe.


May 11, 1949: What happened on that day?

Here's what happened on May 11, 1949:

  • 1st polaroid camera sold $89.95 (nyc)
  • By a vote of 37-12, israel becomes 59th member of united nations.
  • First polaroid camera sells for us$89.95 (new york city).
  • Siam officially changes its name to thailand for the second time. the name had been in use since 1939 but was reverted in 1945.

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May 11, 1949: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for May 11th 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 11, 1949: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for May 11, 1949 is Ox and the associated element is Earth.

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May 11, 1949: What was the moon phase on that day?

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The moon phase on May 11, 1949 was Full Moon.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on May 11, 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 11, 1949 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 100% full, rising at 07:22 pm and setting at 05:29 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 11, 1949?

Famous people born on May 11, 1949:

  • João Botelho

    João botelho is a portuguese film director known for his work in the film industry.

  • Miuccia Prada


  • Nicoletta Gandus

Whose famous birthday is on May 11th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on May 11th:

  • Cory Monteith
    Cory Monteith

    Cory monteith was a canadian actor best known for his role as finn hudson on the television series glee.

  • Fred Astaire
    Fred Astaire

    Fred astaire was an american actor, dancer, and singer known for his elegant and graceful dancing in numerous hollywood musicals.

  • Natasha Richardson
    Natasha Richardson

    British actress, well-known for her performances in the theatre.

  • Laetitia Casta
    Laetitia Casta

    French corsican actress and model, found by a photographer on corsican beaches.

  • Benoît Magimel
    Benoît Magimel

    He is a french actor who started his career at the age of 14 in the film "life is a long, quiet river", directed by etienne chatillez.

  • Richard Feynman
    Richard Feynman

    American theoretical physicist, known for his contributions to the path integral formulation and quantum mechanics, the theory, and physics...

  • Holly Valance
    Holly Valance

    Holly valance is an australian pop singer and actress known for her hit single 'kiss kiss' and her role as felicity 'flick' scully on the...

  • Jeffrey Donovan
    Jeffrey Donovan

    American stage, film, and television actor.

  • Doug McClure
    Doug McClure

    American actor.

  • Jonathan Jackson
    Jonathan Jackson

    Instigator of the marin county civic center shootout, brother to black panther george jackson (born 1953).

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May 11, 1949: How old are you if you were born on that day?

You are 74 years 11 months old,

or 899 months and 11 days old,

or 3910 weeks and 5 days old,

or 27375 days old,

if you were born on May 11, 1949.

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on May 11, 1949?

There are 19 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Saturday May 11th 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on May 11, 1949?

You belong to the Baby Boomer Generation if you were born on May 11, 1949.


May 11, 1949: What famous people died on that day?

Famous people died on May 11, 1949:

  • Adrianus PHA de Kleyn

    65 years old.

What famous deaths happened on May 11th?

Famous deaths on May 11th:

  • Peggy Lipton
    Peggy Lipton

    American actress.

  • 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.

  • Jerry Stiller
    Jerry Stiller

    American actor, comedian and producer (d. 2020).

  • Jorja Curtright
    Jorja Curtright

    Actor, whistle stop, dies from a heart attack.

  • Jean Adair
    Jean Adair

    Dies at 80.

  • Douglas Adams

    Douglas Adams was a British author best known for his science-fiction comedy series 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'.

  • Mega Marley

    Mega Marley was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and musician who is considered one of the pioneers of reggae music.

  • Alver Aalto

    Famous architect known for his innovative designs.

  • Ifeanyichukwu Azikiwe

    Ifeanyichukwu Azikiwe was the first President of Nigeria and a prominent figure in the country's independence movement.

  • Oiva Aalto

    Renowned Finnish architect known for his modernist designs.

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May 11, 1949: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?

Holidays on May 11, 1949:

  • Holiday of the City of Miskolc (since 1992).
  • Blessed John Rochester
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Mamertus, first of the Ice Saints
  • Roman Empire - Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).

Saints celebrated on May 11, 1949:

  • Saint Francis of Girolamo
  • Saint Estella
  • Saint Odilo of Cluny
  • Saint Majolus of Cluny
  • Saint James Walworth
  • Saint Bertilla
  • Saint Gengou Gangulphus
  • Saint Gauthier of Esterp
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May 11, 1949: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on May 11, 1949 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week May 9th and May 15th. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).

May 11, 1949: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on May 11, 1949 was Baby, It's Cold Outside by Margaret Whiting & Johnny Mercer, according to the music chart for the week May 9th and May 15th.

May 11, 1949: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on May 11, 1949 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week May 9th and May 15th. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Baby, It's Cold Outside
  2. - Some Enchanted Evening

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May 11, 1949: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on May 11, 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 11, 1949: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on May 11, 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 11, 1949?

On May 11, 1949 the US President was Harry S. Truman (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 11, 1949?

On May 11, 1949 the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour).

Who was the Pope on May 11, 1949?

On May 11, 1949 the Pope was Pius XII.


What is special about May 11th?

May 11th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 11th 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 11th, such as:

  • 2019 - Yemeni civil war (2015-present). houthi forces begin to pull out of several yemeni ports including al hudaydah and as-salif. this withdrawal is part of an un-brokered ceasefire agreement that aims at ending the yemeni blockade.
  • 2018 - After six weeks of protests, the israel defense forces open fire again with tear gas and live bullets on palestinian protestors. one person has been killed, and 146 more are injured. some protestors also throw stones and burn tires.
  • 2017 - Battle of mosul: lt gen othman al-ghanmi (iraqi army chief of staff) states that his security forces are just days away from completing operation recapture mosul from isil.

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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.

Wednesday May 11, 1949