On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Neil, Scottish newspaper editor, (Sunday Times), born in Paisley, Scotland
  • Arno Hintjens, Belgian singer (T C Matic)
  • Rosalind Plowright, British soprano (Aida, Senta)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Film director David Lean (41) weds actress and producer Ann Todd (40) in London

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean

Famous Deaths

  • Klaus Mann, German-American author (Mephisto), dies at 42
1949 Highlights

About May 21, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini