What Happened on May 9, 1949

Historical Events

  • Britain's 1st launderette opens in Queensway, London

Rainier III

Prince Rainier III becomes monarch of Monaco

Famous Birthdays

Billy JoelBilly Joel (74 years old)

American rock singer-songwriter, and piano player ("Piano Man"; "Just the Way You Are"; "Captain Jack"), born in The Bronx, New York

  • Oleg Yuriyevich Atkov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10)
Born in 1949

Famous Deaths

  • Louis II [Louis HonorĂ© Charles Antoine Grimaldi], Prince of Monaco, dies at 78

About May 9, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 74 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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