Wednesday 11 May 1949
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include João Botelho .
The Barkleys of Broadway, directed by Charles Walters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while The Woman Of Rome by Alberto Moravia was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Clock.
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- Saint Francis of Girolamo
- Saint Estella
- Holiday of the City of Miskolc (since 1992).
- Saint Odilo of Cluny
- Saint Majolus of Cluny
- Saint James Walworth
- Blessed John Rochester
- Saint Bertilla
- Saint Gengou Gangulphus
- 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).
- Saint Gauthier of Esterp
- Adrianus PHA de Kleyn: Throat / nose / otologist (ear doctor), dies at 65.
- 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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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Dinah Shore & Buddy Clark - Baby, It's Cold Outside
- Again - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
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