Thursday 17 November 1949
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Thomas Lionel Hill and Nguyen Tan Dung.
Adam's Rib, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
On TV people were watching The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue.
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- Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
- Life Day
- International Students Day
- R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
- Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Thomas Lionel Hill: New Orleans, Louisiana -- 110m hurdler (1972 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Nguyen Tan Dung: Prime Minister of Vietnam.
- John Boehner: American politician and Republican Party leader, Boehner entered political life in the early 1980s.
- Thomas Hill: American former athlete, who mainly competed in the 110 metre hurdles.
- Nguyễn Dũng: Vietnamese soldier and politician 8th Prime Minister of Vietnam.
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