What Happened on May 21, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Neil, Scottish newspaper editor, (Sunday Times), born in Paisley, Scotland
  • Arno [Arnold Hintjens], Belgian rock singer-songwriter (TC Matic), born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 2022)
  • Rosalind Plowright, British mezzo-soprano (Aida, Senta), born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England

Famous Weddings

David Lean

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

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? 73 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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