On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • British government recognises Republic of Ireland (previously Irish Free State)

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Latimer, English musician (Camel), born in Guildford, England
  • Bill Bruford, English drummer (Yes, King Crimson, Genesis), born in Sevenoaks, Kent
  • Timothy Cordy, British director (Town/Country Planning Association)