On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Chaim Weitzman elected 1st president of Israel
  • Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Andrea Kekesy and Ede Kiraly of Hungary
  • Ladies' Figure Skating Champions in Paris won by Alena Vrzanova of CZE
  • Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button of the USA

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Frith, English guitarist, violinist and bassist (Skeleton Crew), born in Heathfield, England