On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1949

Historical Events

  • "Regina" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 86 performances
  • Burma recognizes People's Republic of China

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

Famous Deaths

  • David Stanley Smith, American composer (Merrymount), dies at 72
1949 Highlights

About December 17, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

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