What Happened on December 17, 1949

Historical Events

  • Burma recognizes People's Republic of China

Musical Finale

Marc Blitzstein' s musical drama "Regina", based on Lillian Hellman's play "The Little Foxes", closes at 46th St Theatre, NYC. after 56 performances and 2 Tony Awards

Theatrical Finale

Tennessee Williams' stage drama "A Streetcar Named Desire", starring Jessica Tandy, Marlon Brando, and Kim Hunter, and directed by Elia Kazan closes at Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC, after 855 performances, winning a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize

1949 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Rodgers, English-Canadian rock singer and musician (Bad Company - "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Rock and Roll Fantasy"; The Firm; + Queen), born in Middlesbrough, England
  • Sotiris Kaiafas, Cypriot footballer
Born in 1949

Famous Deaths

  • David Stanley Smith, American composer (Merrymount), dies at 72

About December 17, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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