Friday May 20, 1949: on this day

May 20, 1949 was the 140th day of the year 1949, under the sign of Taurus and the day of the week was Friday.

Is May 20, 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 20, 1949, who was born and died on May 20, 1949, what holidays and observances are celebrated on May 20, 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 20th, 1949 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What day of the week was May 20, 1949?

May 20, 1949 was a Friday and it was the 140th day of the year 1949 in the Gregorian calendar.

May 20, 1949 can also be written as 5/20/1949 in the US and as 20/5/1949 in UK and Europe.


May 20, 1949: What happened on that day?

Here's what happened on May 20, 1949:

  • In the united states, the armed forces security agency, the predecessor to the national security agency, is established.
  • The kuomintang regime declares martial law in taiwan.

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May 20, 1949: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for May 20th 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 20, 1949: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for May 20, 1949 is Ox and the associated element is Earth.

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Discover the planets positions on May 20th, 1949 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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May 20, 1949: What was the moon phase on that day?

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The moon phase on May 20, 1949 was Last Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on May 20, 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 20, 1949 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 31% full, rising at 02:24 am and setting at 02:13 pm.

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 20, 1949?

Famous people born on May 20, 1949:

  • Aurelio De Laurentiis

    Aurelio De Laurentiis is an Italian film producer known for his work in the film industry.

  • Emery Dawson

    Notable playwright known for pushing boundaries in theater.

  • Dave Thomas

    Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter.

  • Michèle Roberts

    English poet and author.

  • Robert Morin

    Canadian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter.

  • Mary Osborne

    Jazz guitarist dies from liver cancer at the age of 70.

  • Bob Escoffier

    French sailor, professional skipper in st.

  • Nick Joe Rahall II American politician (Representative-Democrat-West Virginia


  • Simon Giovannai

    French freemason, a grandmaster of 'grand orient de france.

  • Nick Rahall
  • István Major
  • Martin Lang
  • Giuliano Pisapia
  • Luigi Angeletti
  • Joe Higgins
  • Valter Bielli

Whose famous birthday is on May 20th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on May 20th:

  • James Stewart
    James Stewart

    James stewart was an iconic american actor known for his roles in classic films such as it's a wonderful life and mr.

  • Naturi Naughton
    Naturi Naughton

    Successful actress and singer known for her entrepreneurship ventures.

  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui
    Nawazuddin Siddiqui

    Nawazuddin siddiqui is an indian actor known for his versatile and intense performances in bollywood films.

  • Busta Rhymes
    Busta Rhymes

    Rhymes, an american rapper, formed leaders of the new school, in 1990.

  • Timothy Olyphant
    Timothy Olyphant

    Timothy olyphant is an american actor known for his roles in tv shows like justified and deadwood, as well as in movies like live free or...

  • Louis Theroux
    Louis Theroux

    Singaporean-english journalist/producer.

  • David Hedison
    David Hedison

    American actor (d. 2019).

  • Constance Towers
    Constance Towers

    Actress (capitol.

  • Angela Goethals
    Angela Goethals

    Actress (vi warshawski heartbreak hotel, heartbreak hotel).

  • Yon González
    Yon González

    Spanish actor.

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May 20, 1949: How old are you if you were born on that day?

You are 74 years 11 months old,

or 899 months and 2 days old,

or 3909 weeks and 3 days old,

or 27366 days old,

if you were born on May 20, 1949.

Enjoy a trip down memory lane: discover what the world looked like when you turned 18 years old, 30 years old, 40 years old

How many days until your next birthday if you were born on May 20, 1949?

There are 28 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Monday May 20th 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on May 20, 1949?

You belong to the Baby Boomer Generation if you were born on May 20, 1949.


May 20, 1949: What famous people died on that day?

Famous people died on May 20, 1949:

  • Randolph West

    American biochemist, best known for the dakin west reaction (born 1890).

  • Damaskinos of Athens

    Greek archbishop and politician, 137th prime minister of greece (b. 1891).

  • Archbishop Damaskinos

    Athens (born in 1891).

  • Damaskinos Papandreou

What famous deaths happened on May 20th?

Famous deaths on May 20th:

  • Gilda Radner
    Gilda Radner

    American comedian on film and stage who created a collection of funny characters for tv's "saturday night live".

  • Lucy Gordon
    Lucy Gordon

    British actress and model (born 1980).

  • Anton Diffring
    Anton Diffring

    Koblenz, germany -- actor (assignment vienna).

  • Barbara Murray
    Barbara Murray

    English actress (d. 2014.

  • Susan Roces
    Susan Roces

    Producer and actress from the philippines.

  • Jon Pertwee
    Jon Pertwee

    English actor, portrayed the third doctor (b. 1919).

  • Christopherjame Columbus

    Italian explorer who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, opening the way for widespread European exploration and the eventual...

  • Marquis de Lafayette

    French military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War.

  • Churchill

    Legendary British boxer known for his fierce fighting style and iconic victories.

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May 20, 1949: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?

Holidays on May 20, 1949:

  • East Timor National Day.
  • Cameroon National Day.

Observances on May 20, 1949:

  • World Bee Day

Saints celebrated on May 20, 1949:

  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
  • Saint Ivo of Chartres
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May 20, 1949: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on May 20, 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 20, 1949: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on May 20, 1949 was Again by Doris Day, according to the music chart for the week May 16th and May 22nd.

May 20, 1949: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on May 20, 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 20, 1949: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on May 20, 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 20, 1949: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on May 20, 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 20, 1949?

On May 20, 1949 the US President was Harry S. Truman (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 20, 1949?

On May 20, 1949 the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour).

Who was the Pope on May 20, 1949?

On May 20, 1949 the Pope was Pius XII.


What is special about May 20th?

May 20th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 20th 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 20th, such as:

  • 2019 - Threety-two people were killed when islamic state members set off a prison riot in vahdat (tajikistan) and started a fire at a jail in vahdat.
  • 2018 - 2018 lower puna eruption: lava continues to spew from kilauea (hawaii) fissures, reaching the pacific ocean, and severely injuring one person.
  • 2017 - Libyan civil war (2014-2018): an attack on an airbase controlled by the libyan national army in southern libya has claimed 140 lives.

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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.

Friday May 20, 1949