Wednesday 25 May 1949
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 25, 1949). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Guy-André Kieffer and Jim Broadbent.
The Huggetts Abroad, directed by Ken Annakin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
On TV people were watching Cavalcade of Stars.
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Which were the important events of 25 May 1949 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Urbanas Diena observed
- Saint Reinolf
- Saint Marie-Madeleine-Sofie Barat (died 1865)
- Virginia - Confederate Memorial Day (1868)
- Argentina - Day of May Revolution/National Day (1810)
- Towel Day, in memory of Douglas Adams, is observed in ?
- The Ascension, one of the great feasts in the Christian liturgical calendar
- Saint Bede the Venerable (died 735)
- Saint Frederic
- Saint Augustine of Canterbury
- Saint Bruno of Wnrzburg
- The former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - Day of Youth
- Saint Hildebert
- Chad, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe - African Liberation Day
- Officially declared Carrie Underwood Day in Oklahoma for her winning American Idol
- Jordan - National Day/Arab Renaissance Day (1946)
- Africa Day commemorating the 1963 fouding of he AU's precursor, OAU
- United States - Memorial Day/Decoration Day, a legal holiday (1868)
- Lebanon, Liberation Day (1999)
- Saint Pope Gregory VII (died 1085)
- Guy-André Kieffer
- Jim Broadbent: Actor.
- Jamaica Kincaid [Elaine P Richardson]: Antigua / US journalist (NYer).
- Pierre Bergounioux: French writer.
- Roger Deakins: Director.
- Joe Unger: American actor.
- Barry Windsor-Smith: English painter and illustrator.
- Jamaica Kincaid: Antiguan-American novelist and essayist.
- Simon H Spoor: intelligence officer/general (WWII), dies at age 47.
- Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1949 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Some Enchanted Evening - Bing Crosby
- Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend) - Peggy Lee