What Happened on August 11, 1949

Historical Events

  • 10th Venice Film Festival: "Manon" directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot wins the Golden Lion (1st one)
  • 1st Naples-Capri swim, 17 miles (27 km) (Giovanni Gambi)

Event of Interest

Gaston Eyskens forms Belgian government

1949 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Carmen, rocker (All by Myself), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Sandra Scheuer, American student, killed by soldiers of the Ohio Army National Guard at Kent State University while protesting against US military, born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1970)
  • Tim Hutchinson, American politician (Rep-R-Arkansas 1997-2003), born in Bentonville, Arkansas
Born in 1949

Famous Weddings

Francis Crick

Molecular biologist Francis Crick (33) weds artist Odile Speed (29)

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Weigl, Austrian-American pianist, composer (Apocalyptic Symphony), and educator, dies of bone marrow cancer at 68

About August 11, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo