On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1949

Historical Events

  • 1st British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Best Years of Our Lives" Best Film
  • 2nd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Hamlet" Best Film
  • Candid Camera, TV comedy show, moves to NBC

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Kidd, English soccer forward, coach, manager (England 2 caps, Manchester City), born in Manchester, England
  • Francis Rossi, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Status Quo), born in London, England

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

President of Egypt Anwar Sadat (30) weds human rights activist Jehan Raouf (16) in Egypt

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat

1949 Highlights

About May 29, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini