Wednesday 27 July 1949
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Maureen McGovern and Rory McDonald.
In the Good Old Summertime, directed by Robert Z. Leonard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while A Rage to Live by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Magic Cottage.
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- Maldives - Independence Day, 2nd Day
- Vietnam - Memorial Day for War Martyrs
- Ancient Latvia - Septinu Guletaju Diena held
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 10 saints: St. Pantaleon
- St. Congall
- The Seven Sleepers, Saints Maximian
- Cuba - Revolution Day, 2nd Day
- St. Luican
- Maureen McGovern: American singer known for traditional pop, standards and ballads.
- Rory McDonald
- André Dupont (ice hockey)
- Maureen McGovern in Youngstown: Ohio, USA; singer ("Got to be a Morning After").
- Andre Dupont: Quebec ice hockey player.
- Maury Chaykin: American actor, appearing in "The Adjuster," "Dances with Wolves" and "Whale Music.
- André Dupont: Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
- Susan Gordon: American actress (d. 2011).
- Rory MacDonald: Scottish singer-songwriter and bass player (Runrig and The Band from Rockall).
- Robert Rankin: English author and illustrator.
- David Muse: Rocker (Firefall).
- Jeremy Thomas: Actor (Family Life).
- 1st jet-propelled airline (De Havilland Comet) flies
- Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
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