Friday 20 May 1949
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bob Escoffier and Nick Joe Rahall II American politician (Representative-Democrat-West Virginia.
Batman and Robin, directed by Spencer Bennet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Clock.
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- Saint Austregisilus
- Saint Lucifer
- Saint Theodore of Pavia
- Saint Bernardine of Siena
- East Timor National Day.
- Cameroon National Day.
- Saint Ivo of Chartres
- Nick Joe Rahall II American politician (Representative-Democrat-West Virginia: 1977-).
- Bob Escoffier: French sailor, a professional skipper in St. Malo since 1989, and founder of the 'Étoile Marine Croisières' company.
- Simon Giovannai: French freemason, a grand master of 'Grand Orient de France.
- Dave Thomas: Canadian comedian and actor.
- Mary Osborne: jazz guitarist, dies at age 70 of liver cancer.
- Robert Morin: Canadian director cinematographer and screenwriter.
- Michèle Roberts: English author and poet.
- 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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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Jo Stafford - Some Enchanted Evening
- Baby, It's Cold Outside - Margaret Whiting & Johnny Mercer
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