On This Day

What Happened on May 13, 1949

Historical Events

  • 1st British-produced jet bomber, the Canberra, makes its 1st test flight

Famous Birthdays

  • Franklyn Ajaye, American comedian and actor (Car Wash, The Jazz Singer, Bridesmaids), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jane Glover, British conductor (London, Mozart Players, Music of the Baroque), born in Helmsley, England
  • Zoe Wanamaker, American actress (Raggedy Rawney), born in NYC, New York
1949 Highlights

About May 13, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus