On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • Norm Coleman, American politician (Senator(R)-Minnesota 2003-09), born in New York City
  • Sib Hashian, American rock drummer (Boston), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino jurist (48th Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court) and politician, dies at 57
1949 Highlights

About August 17, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo