What Happened on May 29, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Best Years of Our Lives" Best Film
  • 2nd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Hamlet" Best Film
  • Candid Camera, TV comedy show, moves to NBC

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Kidd, English footballer
  • Francis Rossi, guitarist (Status Quo-Picture of a Matchstick Man), born in London, England

Famous Weddings


Person of interestPerson of Interest

President of Egypt Anwar Sadat (30) weds human rights activist Jehan Raouf (16) in Egypt

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat