On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1949

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, PhD, British rock and jazz drummer (Yes; King Crimson; Genesis (touring only); Earthworks), born in Sevenoaks, Kent, England
  • Timothy Cordy, British director (Town/Country Planning Association)
1949 Highlights

About May 17, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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