Tuesday May 17, 1949: on this day

May 17, 1949 was the 137th day of the year 1949, under the sign of Taurus and the day of the week was Tuesday.

Is May 17, 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 17, 1949, who was born and died on May 17, 1949, what holidays and observances are celebrated on May 17, 1949, which were the most popular songs (ex. Again by Doris Day), movies (e.g. Manhandled, directed by Lewis R. Foster), 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 17th, 1949 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What day of the week was May 17, 1949?

May 17, 1949 was a Tuesday and it was the 137th day of the year 1949 in the Gregorian calendar.

May 17, 1949 can also be written as 5/17/1949 in the US and as 17/5/1949 in UK and Europe.


May 17, 1949: What happened on that day?

Here's what happened on May 17, 1949:

  • British government recognizes republic of ireland.

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May 17, 1949: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for May 17th 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 17, 1949: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for May 17, 1949 is Ox and the associated element is Earth.

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May 17, 1949: What was the moon phase on that day?

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The moon phase on May 17, 1949 was Last Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on May 17, 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 17, 1949 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 61% full, rising at 12:54 am and setting at 11:05 am.

The previous full moon was on May 12, 1949 while the next full moon would come on Jun 10, 1949.

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Who was born on May 17, 1949?

Famous people born on May 17, 1949:

  • Bill Bruford

    English singer, songwriter, and producer (yes king crimson uk earthworks anderson wakeman howe and national health).

  • Keith

    American pop singer.

  • Jenny Fish

    American ice skater, olympic silver medal champion.

  • Timothy Cordy

    British director (town / country planning association).

  • Claudio Garzelli
  • Martina Grunert
  • Earl Hebner
  • Andrew Latimer
  • Vidmer Mercatali
  • Manny Paner
  • Nurit Peled-Elhanan
  • Francesca Calvo
  • Lorenza Foschini
  • Dave Hebner
  • Jennifer Fish
  • Francine Buchi
  • Marc Fosset

Whose famous birthday is on May 17th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on May 17th:

  • Dennis Hopper
    Dennis Hopper

    American actor and director, who at 19 was the first to land a part in "rebel without a cause".

  • Adel Imam
    Adel Imam

    Adel imam is an egyptian actor known for his comedic roles in film and television.

  • Sugar Ray Leonard
    Sugar Ray Leonard

    Sugar ray leonard is a retired professional boxer and former undisputed welterweight champion.

  • Ross Butler
    Ross Butler

    Ross butler is a tv actor known for his roles in popular series such as 13 reasons why and riverdale.

  • Bob Saget
    Bob Saget

    Bob saget is an american actor and comedian best known for his role as danny tanner on the sitcom full house and as the original host of...

  • Derek Hough
    Derek Hough

    Derek hough is an american dancer and choreographer, best known for his work on the reality dance competition show 'dancing with the stars'.

  • Leven Rambin
    Leven Rambin

    Leven Rambin is an American actress known for her roles in The Hunger Games and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

  • Nikki Reed
    Nikki Reed

    Nikki Reed is an American actress, model, and screenwriter, best known for her role as Rosalie Hale in the Twilight Saga film series.

  • Craig Ferguson
    Craig Ferguson

    Scots-american comedian, late-night tv host, writer, and director.

  • Sasha Alexander
    Sasha Alexander

    Sasha alexander is an american television actress known for her roles in ncis and rizzoli & isles.

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May 17, 1949: How old are you if you were born on that day?

You are 74 years 11 months old,

or 899 months and 5 days old,

or 3909 weeks and 6 days old,

or 27369 days old,

if you were born on May 17, 1949.

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on May 17, 1949?

There are 25 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Friday May 17th 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on May 17, 1949?

You belong to the Baby Boomer Generation if you were born on May 17, 1949.


May 17, 1949: What famous people died on that day?

Famous people died on May 17, 1949:

  • Maria Margotti
  • Béla Balázs

What famous deaths happened on May 17th?

Famous deaths on May 17th:

  • Frank Gorshin
    Frank Gorshin

    American actor.

  • Edward Hardwicke
    Edward Hardwicke

    English actor (born 1932).

  • Bruce Fairbairn
    Bruce Fairbairn

    Canadian record producer and musician (born 1949).

  • Robert Webber
    Robert Webber

    Actor (nuts assassin, 10, 10), dies at 74.

  • Hugh Burden
    Hugh Burden

    Actor (night of the laughing dead), passes away at 72.

  • Kyston Williams

    Famous for his groundbreaking plays that explore social issues.

  • Warda Al-Jazairia

    Warda Al-Jazairia was an Algerian singer who was known as the 'Flower of Algeria' and was one of the most famous Arab singers of the 20th...

  • Zahki Khan

    Successful business magnate known for revolutionizing the tech industry.

  • Lyndle Smith

    Pioneering scientist in the field of genetics, known for groundbreaking research.

  • Geovannie Ramirez

    Renowned painter known for his vibrant and expressive artworks.

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May 17, 1949: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?

Holidays on May 17, 1949:

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
  • Bahá'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bahá'f Calendar.

Observances on May 17, 1949:

  • UN Global Road Safety Week, 17-23 May (biennial) [WHO]
  • World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

Saints celebrated on May 17, 1949:

  • Saint Solochon
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
  • Saint Dietmar
  • Saint Pamphamer
  • Saint Pamphalon
  • Saint Adrian of Alexandria
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May 17, 1949: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on May 17, 1949 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week May 16th and May 22nd. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).

May 17, 1949: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on May 17, 1949 was Again by Doris Day, according to the music chart for the week May 16th and May 22nd.

May 17, 1949: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on May 17, 1949 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week May 16th and May 22nd. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - Again

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May 17, 1949: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on May 17, 1949 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:



Release year: 1949

Directed by: Lewis R. Foster

Starring: Dan Duryea, Dorothy Lamour, Sterling Hayden, Irene Hervey

The Doolins of Oklahoma

The Doolins of Oklahoma

Release year: 1949

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Randolph Scott, George Macready, Louise Allbritton, John Ireland

Johnny Allegro

Johnny Allegro

Release year: 1949

Directed by: Ted Tetzlaff

Starring: George Raft, Nina Foch, George Macready, Will Geer

The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend

The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend

Release year: 1949

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Betty Grable, Cesar Romero, Rudy Vallee, Olga San Juan

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

May 17, 1949: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on May 17, 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 17, 1949?

On May 17, 1949 the US President was Harry S. Truman (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 17, 1949?

On May 17, 1949 the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour).

Who was the Pope on May 17, 1949?

On May 17, 1949 the Pope was Pius XII.


What is special about May 17th?

May 17th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 17th 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 17th, such as:

  • 2019 - Canada-united states relations, mexico-united states relations: the united states lifted tariffs on steel from canada and mexico.
  • 2018 - International military intervention against isil. denmark announces partial withdrawal of its special forces in iraq after the fall of isil.
  • 2017 - Bundu dia kongo supporters free their leader and 50 others with an attack on makala prison in kinshasa (democratic republic of the congo).

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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.

Tuesday May 17, 1949