On This Day

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)

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Carmen, rocker (All by Myself), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Tim Hutchinson, American politician (Rep-R-Arkansas 1997-2003), born in Bentonville, Arkansas

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Weigl, Austrian-American composer, dies at 68
1949 Highlights

About August 11, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo