Tuesday 17 May 1949
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bill Bruford and Timothy Cordy.
The Barkleys of Broadway, directed by Charles Walters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while American Freedom And Catholic Power by Paul Blanshard was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Clock.
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- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Bill Bruford: English drummer songwriter and producer (Yes King Crimson UK Earthworks Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe and National Health).
- Timothy Cordy: British director (Town / Country Planning Association).
- Jenny Fish: American ice skater, Olympic silver medal champion.
- British government recognizes Republic of Ireland.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1949 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Jo Stafford - Some Enchanted Evening
- Baby, It's Cold Outside - Margaret Whiting & Johnny Mercer
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