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A Anwhar Raajhaa (b 1949) is an Indian politician and Member of Parliament elected from Tamil Nadu.
Abd Allāh ibn ‘Abd ar-Raḥman Sirāj (عبد الله بن عبد الرحمن سراج, 1876 – May 1949) was an Arab politician and Islamic scholar who held various posts in the Kingdom of Hejaz and later the Emirate of Transjordan, including the office of Prime Minister of both countries.
Abderrahmane Benkhalfa (Arabic: عبد الرحمان بن خالفة, born 2 July 1949 in Tiaret, Algeria) is an Algerian financial expert.
Abdolhosein Hazhir (4 June 1902 – 5 November 1949) was a Prime Minister of Iran.
Abdul Karim al-Kabariti (عبد الكريم الكباريتي; born 15 December 1949) was the prime minister of Jordan from 4 February 1996 to 9 March 1997.
Abdulkerim Abbas, also Abdul Kerim Abbas, Abdulkerim Abbasoff, 'Abd al-Karīm 'Abbās (1921 – August 27, 1949), was a Uyghur leader in Xinjiang, China during the 20th century.
The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the Academy Awards presented annually since the awards debuted in 1929, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
Agenor Muniz (born 24 June 1949) is a former footballer.
Ahmad Rashād (born Robert Earl Moore; November 19, 1949) is an American sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports) and former professional football player.
Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni.
Air Supply are an Australian soft rock duo, consisting of singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock.
Abraham Elieser Adolph Schönberg (12 May 1868 – 12 August 1949), known as Al Shean, was a comedian and vaudeville performer.
Alain Mosconi (born 9 September 1949) is a French former swimmer, Olympic medalist and world record holder.
Pastor Alan Campbell (7 August 1949 – 11 June 2017) was the Pentecostal pastor of the Restored Open Bible Ministries in Belfast, Northern Ireland, director of Restored Open Bible Ministries and a scholar and lecturer in the British Israelism movement.
Alan Gabriel Ludwig García Pérez (born 23 May 1949) is a Peruvian politician who served as President of Peru from 1985 to 1990 and again from 2006 to 2011.
Alan Charles Lancaster (born 7 February 1949) is an English bassist, best known as a founding member of the English rock band Status Quo.
Alan Irwin Menken (born July 22, 1949) is an American musical theatre and film score composer and pianist.
Alan Ralph Osmond (born June 22, 1949) is a member of the family musical group The Osmonds.
Alan Fred Titchmarsh,, HonFSE (born 2 May 1949) is an English gardener, presenter, poet, and novelist.
Albania (Shqipëri/Shqipëria; Shqipni/Shqipnia or Shqypni/Shqypnia), officially the Republic of Albania (Republika e Shqipërisë), is a country in Southeastern Europe.
The Albanian Subversion is one of the earliest and most notable failures of the Western covert paramilitary operations in the Eastern Bloc.
Joseph-Albert Guay (23 September 1918 – 12 January 1951) was a Canadian mass murderer, who on 9 September 1949, killed 23 people aboard Canadian Pacific Air Lines Flight 108 near Sault-au-Cochon, Quebec using a dynamite time bomb.
Albin Andersson (December 22, 1873 – July 30, 1949) was a Swedish farmer, bank manager, and politician.
Alexandru "Alecu" Constantinescu (March 10, 1872 - March 28, 1949) was Romanian trade unionist, journalist and socialist and pacifist militant, one of the major advocates of the transformation of the Romanian socialist movement into a communist one.
Aleksandra Ziółkowska-Boehm, or Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm (born 15 April 1949, Łódź, Poland), is a Polish-born U.S.-based writer and academic.
Alexander Gordon "Alex" Higgins (18 March 1949 – 24 July 2010) was a Northern Irish professional snooker player, who is remembered as one of the most iconic figures in the game.
Alexander Borisovich Godunov (Russian: Александр Борисович Годунов; November 28, 1949 – May 18, 1995) was a Russian-American ballet dancer and film actor, whose defection caused a diplomatic incident between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Alfred Bashford (23 July 1881 – 31 July 1949) was an English cricketer.
drs. Alfred Vierling (born 3 July 1949) is a Dutch politician, who was active in the 1980s in the nationalist Centre Party for which he won 135.000 votes during the European elections in 1984 and Centre Democrats and who in the 1990s co-founded the Dutch Block.
Alger Hiss (November 11, 1904 – November 15, 1996) was an American government official who was accused of being a Soviet spy in 1948 and convicted of perjury in connection with this charge in 1950.
Ali Akbar Abdolrashidi (علیاکبر عبدالرشیدی) (born 9 July 1949 in Kerman) is an Iranian intellectual, journalist, writer, traveler, translator, and university lecturer.
Ali Al-Zein (Arabic: علي الزين, born 1949) is a Lebanese actor and voice actor.
Ali Kadhim Nassir Al-Tameemi (علي كاظم ناصر التميمي.), 1 January 1949 – 2 January 2018) was an Iraqi football striker who played for Iraq in the 1972 AFC Asian Cup & 1976 AFC Asian Cup. He also played for Al Zawraa. He held Iraq's goal record with 35 goals in his time, until Hussein Saeed broke it in 1982. He's also Ali Adnan Kadhim's uncle, the Iraqi international who plays for the Serie A club Udinese. Kadhim died on 2 January 2018 after a long illness.
Alla Borisovna Pugacheva (Алла Борисовна Пугачёва; sometimes transcribed in English as Pugachova,; born 15 April 1949), is а Soviet and Russian musical performer.
The Allied occupation of Austria lasted from 1945 to 1955.
The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945).
Almanzo James Wilder (February 13, 1857 – October 23, 1949) was the American husband of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the father of Rose Wilder Lane, both noted American writers.
Alphonse Hustache (14 April 1872–10 March 1949) was a French entomologist.
Amado Aguirre Santiago (February 3 or 8, 1863 in San Sebastián, Jalisco – August 22, 1949 in Mexico City) was a Mexican general and politician.
The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
Anastasios Charalambis (Αναστάσιος Χαραλάμπης, 22 September 1862 – 11 March 1949) was a Greek Lieutenant General and interim Prime Minister of Greece for one day in 1922.
Anastasios Dalipis (Αναστάσιος Νταλίπης; 1896–1949), usually referred as Tasos Dalipis, was a Greek Army officer and politician, who was elected many times as a member of the Greek Parliament and served as Minister Governor-General of Western Macedonia from 1946 to 1947.
Andrei Aleksandrovich Fursenko (Андрей Александрович Фурсенко; born 17 July 1949 in Leningrad) is a Russian politician, scientist and businessman.
Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman (January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984) was an American entertainer, actor, writer, performance artist, and comedian.
Andrew David "Andy" Scott (born 30 June 1949) is a Welsh musician and songwriter.
Ann Druyan (born June 13, 1949) is an American writer and producer specializing in the communication of science.
Anna-Lou "Annie" Leibovitz (born October 2, 1949) is an American portrait photographer.
António Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas Moniz (29 November 1874 – 13 December 1955), known as Egas Moniz, was a Portuguese neurologist and the developer of cerebral angiography.
António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres GCC GCL (born 30 April 1949) is a Portuguese politician and diplomat who is serving as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Antoni Ponikowski (May 29, 1878–December 27, 1949) was a Polish academician and politician who served as 7th Prime Minister of Poland in 1918 and from 1921 to 1922.
Antonio Tirol Carpio (born October 26, 1949) is an incumbent Senior Associate Justice and acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, following Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's ouster by quo warranto that voided her appointment as illegal and declared her term of office as de facto tenure.
Apartheid started in 1948 in theUnion of South Africa |year_start.
On the Roman calendar, this was known as the day before the nones of April (Pridie).
Archbishop Chrysanthus of Athens (Αρχιεπίσκοπος Χρύσανθος; 1881 – 28 September 1949), born Charilaos Filippidis (Χαρίλαος Φιλιππίδης), was the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece between 1938 and 1941.
Elisha Archibald Manning III (born May 19, 1949) is a former American football quarterback who played professionally for 13 seasons in the National Football League (NFL).
Arlene Klasky (born May 26, 1949) is an American animator, graphic designer, producer and co-founder of Klasky-Csupo with Gábor Csupó.
Armand Anthony Assante (born October 4, 1949) is an American actor.
Armin Shimerman (born November 5, 1949) is an American actor, voice actor and author.
Arsène Wenger (born 22 October 1949) is a French football manager and former player.
Vice-Admiral Arthur Edward Frederick Bedford, CB, CSI (1881 – 5 December 1949) was a Royal Navy officer.
Arthur Fielder (19 July 1877 – 30 August 1949) was an English professional cricketer who played as a fast bowler for Kent County Cricket Club and the England cricket team between 1900 and 1914.
Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright, essayist, and figure in twentieth-century American theater.
Arturo Toscanini (March 25, 1867 – January 16, 1957) was an Italian conductor.
Arturo "Gonini" Vázquez Ayala (born 26 June 1949 in Mexico City) is a retired Mexican footballer.
The term 'the 10th of August' is widely used by historians as a shorthand for the Storming of the Tuileries Palace on the 10th of August, 1792, the effective end of the French monarchy until it was restored in 1814.
It is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.
This day marks the approximate midpoint of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and of winter in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the June solstice).
August Hagenbach (22 December 1871 – 8 November 1949) was a Swiss physicist working in spectroscopy.
Schack August Steenberg Krogh (November 15, 1874 – September 13, 1949) was a Danish professor at the department of zoophysiology at the University of Copenhagen from 1916 to 1945.
Aurora Antonia Aragón, viuda de Quezón (née Aragón y Molina; February 19, 1888 – April 28, 1949), usually known simply as Aurora Quezón, and sometimes as Aurora Aragón-Quezón, was the wife of Philippine President Manuel Luis Quezón and the First Lady of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944.
Federal elections were held in Australia on 10 December 1949.
Federal elections were held in Australia on 2 December 1972.
The Australian Labor Party (ALP, also Labor, was Labour before 1912) is a political party in Australia.
Australian nationality law determines who is and who is not an Australian citizen.
Avtar Singh Kang is a Punjabi singer and Punjabi Folk contributor.
Aytaç Arman (born 22 June 1949) is a Turkish actor.
The Azores (or; Açores), officially the Autonomous Region of the Azores (Região Autónoma dos Açores), is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal.
Émerson Leão (born 11 July 1949) is a Brazilian head coach and former football player.
Émile Eddé (5 May 1886 in Damascus, Ottoman Syria – 28 September 1949) (إميل أده) was a Maronite Lebanese political figure.
António Óscar Fragoso Carmona, BTO, ComC, GCA, ComSE, (often called António Óscar de Fragoso Carmona,; 24 November 1869 – 18 April 1951) was the 96th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (1926–1951), having been Minister of War in 1923.
Mehmet Şemsettin Günaltay (17 July 1883 – 19 October 1961) was a Turkish historian, politician, and Prime Minister of Turkey from 1949 to 1950.
Bakri Hassan Saleh (بكري حسن صالح) is a Sudanese politician who has been Prime Minister of Sudan since 2017 (the first in almost 28 years) and First Vice President of Sudan since 2013.
Barbara Ann Corcoran (born March 10, 1949Green, Penelope., The New York Times, September 25, 2005. Accessed March 17, 2011. "'I never saw myself as a protected person,' said Ms. Corcoran, adding that she grew up in a two-room apartment in Edgewater, N.J., the second of 10 children."Whitford, David, "Stepping Into a New Role", Fortune, February 28, 2006Neuman, William, "BIG DEAL: A Gun, a Gallop and a Goodbye", The New York Times, Sunday, October 30, 2005 in Edgewater, New Jersey) is an American businesswoman, investor, speaker, consultant, syndicated columnist, author, and television personality.
Barbara De Fina (born December 28, 1949) is an American film producer.
Barbara Dale Goodson (born August 16, 1949) is an American actress who has done voice-over work in cartoons and shows.
The Basketball Association of America (BAA) was a professional basketball league in North America, founded in 1946.
The Battle of Guningtou or Battle of Kuningtou, also known as the Battle of Kinmen, was a battle fought over Kinmen in the Taiwan Strait during the Chinese Civil War in 1949.
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
The BBC Third Programme was a national radio service produced and broadcast by the BBC between 1946 and 1970.
The Bee Gees --> were a pop music group formed in 1958.
Aurabela "Belita" Moreno (born November 1, 1949) is an American actress best known for her roles as Benita "Benny" Lopez on the ABC sitcom George Lopez and Edwina Twinkacetti/Lydia Markham on Perfect Strangers.
Joseph Benedict Chifley (22 September 1885 – 13 June 1951) was an Australian politician who served as the 16th Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1945 to 1949.
Ben Verbong (born 2 July 1949) is a Dutch film director and screenwriter.
Bengt Robert Holmström (born 18 April 1949) is a Finnish economist who is currently Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu (born 21 October 1949) is an Israeli politician serving as the 9th and current Prime Minister of Israel since 2009, previously holding the position from 1996 to 1999.
The Berlin Blockade (24 June 1948–12 May 1949) was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War.
Bernardo Ortiz de Montellano (b. Mexico City, January 3, 1899 – Mexico City, April 13, 1949) was a modern Mexican poet, literary critic, editor, and teacher.
Bernd Eichinger (11 April 194924 January 2011) was a German film producer, director and screenwriter.
Captain Beverly Lynn Burns is the first woman to captain the Boeing 747 jumbo jet.
Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan (Druk Gyal Khap), is a landlocked country in South Asia.
The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological model for the universe from the earliest known periods through its subsequent large-scale evolution.
William Joseph Buckner (born December 14, 1949) is an American former professional baseball first baseman who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 22 seasons, from 1969 through 1990.
William Hudson (born October 17, 1949) is an American musician and actor.
William Francis Nighy OBE (born 12 December 1949) is an English actor and voice artist.
William James O'Reilly Jr. (born September 10, 1949) is an American journalist, author, and former television host.
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (May 25, 1878 – November 25, 1949) was an American tap dancer and actor, the best known and most highly paid African-American entertainer in the first half of the twentieth century.
William R. "Bill" Wallace (born May 18, 1949) is a Canadian bassist from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
William Frederick Gibbons (born December 16, 1949) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor, best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of the American rock band ZZ Top.
William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist.
Billy Moeller born in Sydney is an Australian professional feather/super feather/light/light welter/welterweight boxer of the 1970s and '80s who won the Australian super featherweight title, and inaugural Commonwealth super featherweight title, and was a challenger for the New South Wales State (Australia) lightweight title against Jeff Malcolm, his professional fighting weight varied from, i.e. featherweight to, i.e. welterweight.
Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward and singer Ozzy Osbourne.
Roberto Alfonso Farrell (6 October 1949 – 30 December 2010) was a Dutch dancer and performer from Aruba, best known as the male member of the successful 1970s pop and disco group Boney M.
The Boeing B-50 Superfortress is an American strategic bomber.
Bogdan Turudija (born 30 June 1949) is a retired Serbian football player.
The Bollingen Foundation was an educational foundation set up along the lines of a university press in 1945.
The Bollingen Prize for Poetry is a literary honor bestowed on an American poet in recognition of the best book of new verse within the last two years, or for lifetime achievement.
Boney M. was a Euro-Caribbean vocal group created by German record producer Frank Farian.
Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer-songwriter, musician, and activist.
Borislav Dugić "Bora" (Serbian Cyrillic: Бора Дугић) (born June 10, 1949 in Đurđevo, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia) is a Serbian musician and flautist having released a number of CDs and records as well as having performed at countless concerts.
The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Bradbury Norton Robinson, Jr. (February 1, 1884 – March 7, 1949) was a pioneering American football player, physician, nutritionist, conservationist and local politician.
Brandon Tartikoff (January 13, 1949 – August 27, 1997) was an American television executive who was the president of NBC from 1980 to 1991.
Brenda Russell (née Gordon; born April 8, 1949, Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer-songwriter and keyboardist.
Brenda Sykes (born June 25, 1949) is an American actress who made a number of films and appeared in television series in the 1970s.
Brent Thales Berk (born June 27, 1949) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic athlete.
Brent Jay Spiner (born February 2, 1949) is an American actor, comedian, and singer best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent films.
British folk rock (sometimes called electric folk) is a form of folk rock which developed in the United Kingdom from the mid 1960s, and was at its most significant in the 1970s.
Broadway theatre,Although theater is the generally preferred spelling in the United States (see American and British English spelling differences), many Broadway venues, performers and trade groups for live dramatic presentations use the spelling theatre.
Brooke Adams (born February 8, 1949) is an American actress.
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his work with the E Street Band.
Bruno Kirby (born Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu Jr.; April 28, 1949 – August 14, 2006) was an American actor, singer, voice artist, chef, and comedian.
John Frank "Buck" Freeman (October 30, 1871 – June 25, 1949) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball at the turn of the 20th century.
Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.
Buddy Clark (July 26, 1912 – October 1, 1949) was an American popular singer of the 1930s and 1940s.
Bulawayo is the second-largest city in Zimbabwe after the capital Harare, with, as of the ever disputed 2012 census, a population of 653,337 while Bulawayo Municipal records indicate a population of 1,200,750.
Bulgaria (България, tr.), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Република България, tr.), is a country in southeastern Europe.
Caitlyn Marie Jenner (born William Bruce Jenner on October 28, 1949) is an American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete.
The California Zephyr (the CZ, or "Silver Lady") is a passenger train operated by Amtrak between Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area (at Emeryville), via Omaha, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Reno.
Canadian Pacific Air Lines was a Canadian airline that operated from 1942 to 1987.
The Cannes Festival (Festival de Cannes), named until 2002 as the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries from all around the world.
Cape Horn (Cabo de Hornos) is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile, and is located on the small Hornos Island.
Nils Daniel Carl Bildt (born 15 July 1949) is a conservative Swedish politician and diplomat who was Prime Minister of Sweden from 1991 to 1994.
Carl Vaugoin (8 July 1873, Vienna – 10 June 1949, Krems/Donau) was an Austrian official and politician of the Christian Social Party.
Carlo Angela (9 January 1875 – 3 June 1949) was an Italian doctor, who has been recognized as a "Righteous Gentile" for his efforts during World War II in saving Jewish lives.
Carlos María Abascal Carranza (born Mexico City, June 14, 1949 - Mexico City, December 2, 2008) was a Mexican lawyer and the Secretary of the Interior in the cabinet of Vicente Fox.
Carlos Obligado (21 May 1889 in Buenos Aires – 3 February 1949 in Buenos Aires) was an Argentinian poet, crític and writer, best known for his patriotic lyrics to the song "Marcha de las Malvinas" (the Argentine name for the Falklands).
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez (born 12 October 1949), also known as Carlos the Jackal, is a Venezuelan terrorist currently serving a life sentence in France for the 1975 murder of an informant for the French government and two French counter-intelligence agents.
Carmel Cryan (born 8 July 1949) is an English actress, best known for her appearances in many British television comedy shows and for the role of Brenda Boyle in the BBC soap opera, EastEnders.
Caroline Munro (born 16 January 1949) is an English actress and model known for her many appearances in horror, science fiction and action films of the 1970s and 1980s.
Catacombs are human-made subterranean passageways for religious practice.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
Cathy Wayne was the stage name of Australian entertainer Catherine Anne Warnes (7 December 1949 – 20 July 1969) who was killed during the Vietnam War at a United States Marine base.
Cesare Formichi (April 15, 1883, Rome - July 21, 1949, Rome) was a prominent Italian operatic baritone, particularly associated with the Italian repertory.
Chaim Azriel Weizmann (חיים עזריאל ויצמן, Хаим Вейцман Khaim Veytsman; 27 November 1874 – 9 November 1952) was a Zionist leader and Israeli statesman who served as President of the Zionist Organization and later as the first President of Israel.
The Chancellor of Austria, officially the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria (Bundeskanzler der Republik Österreich, sometimes shortened to Kanzler) is the head of government of the Austrian Republic.
Chandra Mohan (1906–1949) was an Indian film actor, known for his work in Hindi cinema in the 1930s and 1940s.
Charles Ho Tsu-kwok, GBM (born 23 June 1949) is a Hong Kong pro-Beijing businessman who is the chairman of the Sing Tao News Corporation Limited and an independent non-executive director of Shun Tak Holdings.
Charles Lewis Bartholomew (1869–1949) was an American editorial cartoonist, more commonly known as 'Bart'.
Charles B. Middleton (October 3, 1874 – April 22, 1949) was an American stage and film actor.
Charles Adams Claverie (August 28, 1949 – October 7, 2005), known by such stage names as Charlie Hamburger, Charlie Kennedy, and, most famously, Charles Rocket, was an American actor, comedian and television news reporter.
Charles Harris Steiner (born July 17, 1949) is an American sportscaster and broadcast journalist.
For the current NASCAR track in Charlotte, North Carolina, see Charlotte Motor Speedway. Charlotte Speedway was the site of NASCAR's first Strictly Stock (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) race on June 19, 1949.
Charlotte is the most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina.
Salvador Guerrero III (January 7, 1949 – February 11, 2017), better known as Chavo Guerrero or Chavo Guerrero Sr., and also known during the 21st century as "Chavo Classic", was an American professional wrestler.
Cheryl Keeton (October 27, 1949 – September 21, 1986) was a Portland, Oregon lawyer who was found dead inside her Toyota van on the Sunset Highway (Oregon) by a passing motorist.
The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States.
The Chifley Government was the federal executive government of Australia led by Prime Minister Ben Chifley.
The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), also known as the People's PCC (人民政协) or just the PCC (政协), is a political advisory body in the People's Republic of China.
Christopher "Chris" Butler (born May 22, 1949) is an American musician, writer and artist who is best known for conceptualizing and leading the experimental new wave 1980s band The Waitresses.
Christopher Ferdinand Durang (born January 2, 1949) is an American playwright known for works of outrageous and often absurd comedy.
Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was an Anglo-American author, columnist, essayist, orator, religious and literary critic, social critic, and journalist.
Chrismansyah Rahadi (16 September 1949 – 30 March 2007), born Christian Rahadi but better known by his stage name of Chrisye, was an Indonesian progressive pop singer and songwriter.
Cincinnati Gardens was an indoor arena located in Cincinnati, Ohio that opened in 1949.
Clarence Eugene Davis (born June 28, 1949) is a former American football running back who played with the National Football League's Oakland Raiders from 1971 to 1978.
Mary Eileen Chesterton (December 20, 1949, Saint Paul, Minnesota – October 3, 1979, Malibu, California), known professionally as Claudia Jennings, was an American actress.
Clifford Brooks, Jr. (born June 21, 1949 in Pineland, Texas) is a former American Football defensive back in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Buffalo Bills, and the New York Jets.
The Coalition (or Liberal–National Coalition) is an alliance of centre-right political parties that forms one of the two major groupings in Australian federal politics.
The Cold War was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others).
Colorado is a state of the United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.
The Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (English abbreviation COMECON, CMEA, or CAME) was an economic organization from 1949 to 1991 under the leadership of the Soviet Union that comprised the countries of the Eastern Bloc along with a number of communist states elsewhere in the world.
Commodores are an American funk/soul band, which was at its peak in the late 1970s through the mid 1980s.
The Commonwealth of Nations, often known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.
A communist party is a political party that advocates the application of the social and economic principles of communism through state policy.
The Communist Party of China (CPC), also referred to as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is the founding and ruling political party of the People's Republic of China.
The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is a communist political party in the United States established in 1919 after a split in the Socialist Party of America.
An idea for a Constituent Assembly of India was proposed in 1934 by M. N. Roy, a pioneer of the Communist movement in India and an advocate of radical democracy.
The Constitution of India is the supreme law of India.
Corneliu Dragalina (5 February 1887, Caransebeș – 11 July 1949, Bucharest) was a Romanian General during World War II, the son of the World War I-general Ion Dragalina.
Costa Rica ("Rich Coast"), officially the Republic of Costa Rica (República de Costa Rica), is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island.
The Council of Europe (CoE; Conseil de l'Europe) is an international organisation whose stated aim is to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe.
A coup d'état, also known simply as a coup, a putsch, golpe de estado, or an overthrow, is a type of revolution, where the illegal and overt seizure of a state by the military or other elites within the state apparatus occurs.
Craig Reynolds (born Harold Hugh Enfield, July 15, 1907 – October 22, 1949) was an American film actor of the 1930s and 1940s.
Cumbre Vieja (Old Summit) is an active although dormant volcanic ridge on the volcanic ocean island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, Spain, that erupted twice in the 20th century – in 1949, and again in 1971.
Cunard Line is a British-American cruise line based at Carnival House at Southampton, England, operated by Carnival UK and owned by Carnival Corporation & plc.
Currywurst is a fast food dish of German origin consisting of steamed, then fried pork sausage (Bratwurst) typically cut into slices and seasoned with curry ketchup, a sauce based on spiced ketchup or tomato paste, itself topped with curry powder, or a ready-made ketchup seasoned with curry and other spices.
Dale Gordon Hoganson (born July 8, 1949) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player who played 344 games in the National Hockey League and 378 games in the World Hockey Association.
Archbishop Damaskinos Papandreou (3 March 1891 – 20 May 1949) was the archbishop of Athens and All Greece from 1941 until his death.
Daniel Edwin Barker (born June 25, 1949) is an American atheist activist who served as an evangelical Christian preacher and musician for 19 years but left Christianity in 1984.
Daniel Lee Dierdorf (born June 29, 1949) is a former American football offensive lineman and current sportscaster.
Daniel Mangeas, (born 10 April 1949) is a former baker who was the commentator of the Tour de France and other important cycle races in France and Belgium between 1974 and 2014.
Daniel Sivan (Hebrew: דניאל סיון, born August 21, 1949) is an Emeritus professor in the Department of Hebrew Language at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Daniel Vaillant (born 19 July 1949) is a French Socialist politician.
Danielle Bunten Berry (February 19, 1949 – July 3, 1998), born Daniel Paul Bunten, and also known as Dan Bunten, was an American game designer and programmer, known for the 1983 game M.U.L.E. (one of the first influential multiplayer games), and 1984's The Seven Cities of Gold.
Danny Kaye (born David Daniel Kaminsky; January 18, 1911 – March 3, 1987) was an American actor, singer, dancer, comedian and musician.
Dartford is the principal town in the Borough of Dartford, Kent, England.
Daryl Braithwaite (born 11 January 1949) is an Australian singer.
David Allan "Dave" Goltz (born June 23, 1949), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1972 to 1983.
David William Thomas (born May 20, 1949) is a Canadian comedian, actor and television writer.
David Adler (January 3, 1882 – September 27, 1949) was an American architect who largely practiced around Chicago, Illinois.
David Ben-Gurion (דָּוִד בֶּן-גּוּרִיּוֹן;, born David Grün; 16 October 1886 – 1 December 1973) was the primary national founder of the State of Israel and the first Prime Minister of Israel.
David Eaton (born July 2, 1949, Cleveland, Ohio) is an American composer and conductor who has been the music director of the New York City Symphony since 1985.
David Walter Foster, OC, OBC (born November 1, 1949), is a Canadian musician, record producer, composer, songwriter, and arranger.
David Rubinstein (born 1949 in New York, New York) is a pianist.
David Russell Strathairn (born January 26, 1949) is an American actor.
The de Havilland DH 106 Comet was the world's first commercial jet airliner.
Dead Boys are an American punk rock band from Cleveland, Ohio.
In academic administrations such as colleges or universities, a dean is the person with significant authority over a specific academic unit, or over a specific area of concern, or both.
Dean Wendell Goss (born September 22, 1949 in Santa Clara, California) is an American disc jockey who has also had several announcer roles on television game shows.
Death of a Salesman is a 1949 play written by American playwright Arthur Miller.
Decca Records is a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis.
In the Northern Hemisphere, December 21 is usually the shortest day of the year and is sometimes regarded as the first day of winter.
It is known by a collection of names including: Saint Sylvester's Day, New Year's Eve or Old Years Day/Night, as the following day is New Year's Day.
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (nicknamed the GOP for Grand Old Party).
Dennis Earl Green (February 17, 1949 – July 21, 2016) was an American football coach.
Dennis Taylor (born Denis Taylor, 19 January 1949 in Coalisland, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland) is a retired professional snooker player and current BBC snooker commentator.
The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, often shortened to Rio Grande, D&RG or D&RGW, formerly the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, was an American Class I railroad company.
Deportivo Saprissa is a Costa Rican sports club, mostly known for its football team.
Derek Robert Alexander Emslie, Lord Kingarth QC (born 21 June 1949) is a judge of the Supreme Courts of Scotland, sitting in the High Court of Justiciary and the Inner House of the Court of Session.
Maria Helen Bella Avenila Santamaria (September 17, 1949 – December 10, 2008), better known as Didith Reyes, was a Filipino actress and singer best known for recording a string of hit love ballads in the mid 1970s like Bakit Ako Mahihiya(1975), Araw-Araw, Gabi-Gabi (1975) and Hindi Kami Damong Ligaw(1975).
Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion).
Djavan (full name Djavan Caetano Viana; born 27 January 1949) is a Brazilian singer/songwriter.
Domingo Díaz Arosemena (25 June 1875, in Panama City – 23 August 1949) was Panamanian politician.
Newfoundland was a British dominion from 1907 to 1949.
Donald Edward Baylor (June 28, 1949 – August 7, 2017) was an American professional baseball player and manager.
Donald Wayne Johnson (born December 15, 1949) is an American actor, producer, director, singer, and songwriter.
The Ingenious Nobleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha (El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha), or just Don Quixote (Oxford English Dictionary, ""), is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes.
Dorothy Parker (née Rothschild; August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet, writer, critic, and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th-century urban foibles.
The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing propeller-driven airliner with tailwheel-type landing gear.
Douglas Ross Hyde (Dubhghlas de hÍde; 17 January 1860 – 12 July 1949), known as An Craoibhín Aoibhinn (lit. "The Pleasant Little Branch"), was an Irish academic, linguist, scholar of the Irish language, politician and diplomat who served as the 1st President of Ireland from June 1938 to June 1945.
Dušan Mitošević (17 December 1949 – 1 January 2018) was a Serbian football player and manager.
Dum Dum is a city with a municipality in Barrackpore subdivision of North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal.
Duncan Walker Bannatyne, OBE (born 2 February 1949), is a Scottish entrepreneur, philanthropist and author.
Joseph Michael "Dusty" Hill (born May 19, 1949) is the bassist, keyboardist, and co-vocalist with the American rock group ZZ Top.
A dystopia (from the Greek δυσ- "bad" and τόπος "place"; alternatively, cacotopia,Cacotopia (from κακός kakos "bad") was the term used by Jeremy Bentham in his 19th century works kakotopia, or simply anti-utopia) is a community or society that is undesirable or frightening.
East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR; Deutsche Demokratische Republik, DDR), existed from 1949 to 1990 and covers the period when the eastern portion of Germany existed as a state that was part of the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War period.
East Timor or Timor-Leste (Tetum: Timór Lorosa'e), officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (República Democrática de Timor-Leste, Repúblika Demokrátika Timór-Leste), is a sovereign state in Maritime Southeast Asia.
The Eastern Orthodox Church, also known as the Orthodox Church, or officially as the Orthodox Catholic Church, is the second-largest Christian Church, with over 250 million members.
Ecuador (Ikwadur), officially the Republic of Ecuador (República del Ecuador, which literally translates as "Republic of the Equator"; Ikwadur Ripuwlika), is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Edward James Begley Jr. (born September 16, 1949) is an American actor.
Edward Joseph Mahoney (born March 21, 1949), known professionally as Eddie Money, is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who had success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of Top 40 hits and platinum albums.
Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic.
Eduardo Barrón (full name Eduardo Barrón y Ramos de Sotomayor; b. 7 September 1888 - d. 13 January 1949) was a Spanish aeronautical engineer and military pilot who led the design department at Talleres Loring from 1923 to 1930.
Edward G. Robinson (born Emanuel Goldenberg; December 12, 1893January 26, 1973) was a Romanian-American actor of stage and screen during Hollywood's Golden Age.
Edward Reilly Stettinius Jr. (October 22, 1900 – October 31, 1949) was an American businessman who served as United States Secretary of State under Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman from 1944 to 1945, and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 1945 to 1946.
Edward Lee Thorndike (August 31, 1874 – August 9, 1949) was an American psychologist who spent nearly his entire career at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Edwin Alonzo Boyd (April 2, 1914 – May 17, 2002) was a Canadian bank robber and leader of the Boyd Gang.
is an influential Japanese singer-songwriter, and important figure in Japanese popular music.
The electronic delay storage automatic calculator (EDSAC) was an early British computer.
Elisha Nelson Manning IV (born January 3, 1981) is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL).
Elijah Harper (March 3, 1949 – May 17, 2013) was a Canadian politician and Chief of his Red Sucker Lake community.
Elisheva Bikhovski (Элишева Быховски) (born Elizaveta Ivanovna Zhirkov (Елизавета Ивановна Жирков); September 20, 1888 – March 27, 1949) — was a Russian-Israeli poet, writer, literary critic and translator, often known simply by her adopted Biblical Hebrew name Elishéva.
Elizabeth Ann Warren (née Herring, born June 22, 1949) is an American politician and academic serving as the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, a seat she was elected to in 2012.
Ellery Harding Clark (March 13, 1874 – July 27, 1949) was an American track and field athlete.
Elliott James Murphy (born March 16, 1949) is an American rock singer-songwriter, novelist, producer and journalist living in Paris.
Elmer Clifton (March 14, 1890 – October 15, 1949) was an American writer, director and actor from the early silent days.
Emanuel Ax (born 8 June 1949) is a Grammy-winning American classical pianist.
Emanuel Barbara OFM Cap (27 October 1949 – 5 January 2018) was a Maltese bishop who served as the Bishop of Malindi in Kenya.
Emanuele Foà (16 August 1892 – 9 October 1949) was an Italian engineer and engineering physicist, known for his contribution to mathematical fluid dynamics.
Emilio Eduardo de Gogorza (May 29, 1872May 10, 1949) was an American baritone of Spanish parentage.
An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award (for film), the Tony Award (for theater), and the Grammy Award (for music).
Erich Klossowski or Kłossowski (19 December 1875 – 23 January 1949) was a German and Polish-French art historian and a painter, now primarily known as the father of the writer-philosopher- painter and actor Pierre Klossowski and the artist Balthus.
Erik Adolf von Willebrand (1 February 1870 – 12 September 1949) was a Finnish physician who made major contributions to hematology.
Henry Enrique "Erik" Estrada (born March 16, 1949) is an American actor, voice actor, and police officer known for his co-starring lead role in the police drama television series CHiPs, which ran from 1977 to 1983.
Ernest Fourneau (4 October 1872 – 5 August 1949) was a French medicinal chemist who played a major role in the discovery of synthetic local anesthetics, as well as in the synthesis of suramin.
Ernest "Ernie" Sabella (born September 19, 1949) is an American actor and voice actor who is best known for his role as the voice of Pumbaa from The Lion King franchise.
Estonia (Eesti), officially the Republic of Estonia (Eesti Vabariik), is a sovereign state in Northern Europe.
Francis Xavier Waldron (August 10, 1905 – January 31, 1961), best known by the pseudonym Eugene Dennis and Tim Ryan, was an American communist politician and union organizer, best remembered as the long-time leader of the Communist Party USA and as named party in Dennis v. United States, a famous McCarthy Era Supreme Court case.
Eva Marian Hubback (13 April 1886 - 15 July 1949) was an English feminist and an early advocate of birth control and eugenics.
Evelyn Ernest Owen (15 May 1915 – 1 April 1949) was an Australian who developed the Owen submachine gun which was used by the Australian Army in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
On 15 July 1949 there was an explosion at Prüm in Germany when an ammunition depot on the hill of Kalvarienberg in the Eifel mountains blew up.
Ezio Pinza (born Fortunio Pinza; May 18, 1892May 9, 1957) was an Italian opera singer.
Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972) was an expatriate American poet and critic, as well as a major figure in the early modernist poetry movement.
The Fair Deal was an ambitious set of proposals put forward by U.S. President Harry S. Truman to Congress in his January 1949 State of the Union address.
Fanie de Jager (born 8 April 1949) is a South African operatic tenor and singer of light classical music.
Fanny Marguerite Judith Ardant (born 22 March 1949) is a French actress.
February 29, also known as leap day or leap year day, is a date added to most years that are divisible by 4, such as 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, and 2024.
This day marks the approximate midpoint of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and of summer in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the December solstice).
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency.
Federico Beltran Masses (September 8, 1885 - October 4, 1949) was a Spanish painter born in Cuba; the only child of Luis Beltran Fernandez Estepona, a former Spanish army officer stationed in Cuba, and Dona Mercedes Masses Olives, the daughter of a doctor from Lleida, Catalonia, who himself had married the daughter of a wealthy Spanish Cuban-landowner.
Felix Bressart (March 2, 1892 – March 17, 1949) was a German-American actor of stage and screen.
Felix Kaufmann (4 July 1895, Vienna – 23 December 1949, New York) was an Austrian-American philosopher of law.
Fernand Braudel (24 August 1902 – 27 November 1985) was a French historian and a leader of the Annales School.
Fernand Désiré Alfred Desprès (or Després depending on the source) (13 April 1879 – 14 February 1949) was a French shoemaker, anarchist, journalist and later a Communist activist.
Fernando Affonso Collor de Mello (born August 12, 1949) is a Brazilian politician who served as the 32nd President of Brazil from 1990 to 1992, when he resigned in a failed attempt to stop his impeachment trial by the Brazilian Senate.
Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart (1 September 1949 – 1 February 2018) was a Cuban nuclear physicist and government official.
Fidelio Ponce de León (24 January 1895Sánchez 1985: 17. - 19 February 1949Sánchez 1985: 14.) was the pseudonym of Alfredo Fuentes Pons, a Cuban painter.
Filippo Silvestri (22 June 1873 – 10 June 1949) was an Italian entomologist.
Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those which emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations.
The First Lady or First Gentleman of the Philippines (Unang Ginang/Ginoó ng Pilipinas) is the unofficial, customary title of the host or hostess of Malacañang Palace, the residence of the head of state and head of government of the Philippines.
The flag of China, also known as the Five-star Red Flag, is a red field charged in the canton (upper corner nearest the flagpole) with five golden stars.
Florinda Serafina Meza García (born 8 February 1949) is a Mexican actress, television producer, and screenwriter.
Fly fishing is an angling method in which an artificial "fly" is used to catch fish.
Formula One (also Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and owned by the Formula One Group.
Fort Worth is the 15th-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas.
The Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, commonly referred to as the Fourth Geneva Convention and abbreviated as GCIV, is one of the four treaties of the Geneva Conventions.
Francesco Pasinetti (1911–1949) was an Italian film director and screenwriter known largely for his documentaries.
Francesco Ticciati (20 December 1893 – 10 February 1949) was a composer, concert pianist, piano teacher and lecturer.
Francis Dominic Nicholas Michael Rossi, OBE (born 29 May 1949) is an English singer, songwriter and musician.
Francis Smerecki (25 July 1949 – 7 June 2018) was a French football player and manager.
Francisco Javier Arana (December 5, 1905 – July 18, 1949) was one of the three members of the revolutionary junta that ruled Guatemala from 20 October 1944 to 15 March 1945 during the early part of the Guatemalan Revolution.
Franciszek Ksawery Latinik (17 July 1864 – 29 August 1949) was a Polish military officer, Colonel of Austro-Hungarian Army and Major General of the Polish Army.
Frank Lee Beard (born June 11, 1949) is the drummer in the American rock band ZZ Top.
Francis Phillip Wupperman (born; June 1, 1890 – September 18, 1949), known professionally as Frank Morgan, was an American character actor who worked extensively in radio, stage and film.
František Halas (3 October 1901 in Brno – 27 October 1949 in Prague) was one of the most significant Czech lyric poets of the 20th century, an essayist, and a translator.
Franz Josef Jung (born 5 March 1949) is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
Sir Fred Hoyle FRS (24 June 1915 – 20 August 2001) was a British astronomer who formulated the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis.
Fredric March (born Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel; August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was an American actor, regarded as "one of Hollywood's most celebrated, versatile stars of the 1930s and 40s."Obituary Variety, April 16, 1975, page 95.
The French Army, officially the Ground Army (Armée de terre) (to distinguish it from the French Air Force, Armée de L'air or Air Army) is the land-based and largest component of the French Armed Forces.
Friedrich Karl Rudolf Bergius (11 October 1884 – 30 March 1949) was a German chemist known for the Bergius process for producing synthetic fuel from coal, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1931, together with Carl Bosch) in recognition of contributions to the invention and development of chemical high-pressure methods.
A frigate is any of several types of warship, the term having been used for ships of various sizes and roles over the last few centuries.
Fritz Bennicke Hart (11 February 1874 – 9 July 1949) was an English composer, conductor, teacher and unpublished novelist, who spent considerable periods in Australia and Hawaii.
Fritz Reuter Leiber Sr. (January 31, 1882 – October 14, 1949), was an American actor.
George Edward MacKenzie Skues, usually known as G. E. M. Skues (1858–1949), was a British lawyer, author and fly fisherman most noted for the invention of modern-day nymph fishing and the controversy it caused with the Chalk stream dry fly doctrine developed by Frederic M. Halford.
Gail Harris (born June 23, 1949)"Certificate Of Release Or Discharge From Active Duty".
Garry Emmanuel Shandling (November 29, 1949 – March 24, 2016) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, writer, and producer.
Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949), also known as the Green River Killer, is an American serial killer.
Cheryl Gates McFadden (born March 2, 1949), is an American actress and choreographer.
The Gatling gun is one of the best-known early rapid-fire spring loaded, hand cranked weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun.
Gérard Mestrallet (born 1 April 1949 in) is the chairman of the board of directors of Engie and former CEO (from July 2008 to May 2016).
Hans Göran Persson (born 20 January 1949) served as Prime Minister of Sweden from 1996 to 2006 and was leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party from 1996 to 2007.
Terence Michael Joseph "Geezer" Butler (born 17 July 1949) is an English musician and songwriter.
Gene Klein, born Chaim Witz (חיים ויץ,, born August 25, 1949), known professionally as Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, author and television personality.
Gennaro Righelli (12 December 1886 – 6 January 1949) was an Italian film director, screenwriter and actor.
Geoffrey Eli "Geoff" Bodine (born April 18, 1949) is a retired American motorsport driver and bobsled builder. He is the oldest of the three Bodine brothers (with Brett Bodine and Todd Bodine). Bodine currently lives in West Melbourne, Florida. Bodine's racing career seemed to be on track right from the start as his father and grandfather, Eli Bodine Jr. and Sr. built Chemung Speedrome just a year after he was born. He began learning his racing skills at this track in the micro-midget division when he was only five years old. He had such an itch to race that he disguised himself as a lady and entered a Powderpuff Division Race when he was 15. In 2011, he drove for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the Sprint Cup Series, alternating between the Nos. 35 and 36 teams, with sponsorship from Luke & Associates.
Georg Schramm (born 11 March 1949) is a German psychologist and Kabarett artist.
George Powell Barnes (20 September 1856 – 9 December 1949), generally referred to by his full name or as "George P. Barnes",Most likely to distinguish him in newspaper reports from his contemporary, the prominent British parliamentarian George Barnes.
George Cross (c. 1873 - 12 August 1949) was an Australian actor and casting director.
George Edward Foreman (born January 10, 1949) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1969 to 1977, and from 1987 to 1997.
George Windsor Graves (1 January 1876 – 2 April 1949) was an English comic actor.
George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (31 March 1866/ 14 January 1872/ 28 November 1877 – 29 October 1949) commonly known as G. I. Gurdjieff, was a mystic, philosopher, spiritual teacher, and composer of Armenian and Greek descent, born in Alexandrapol (now Gyumri), Armenia.
Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic whose work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism and outspoken support of democratic socialism.
George Shiels (24 June 1881 – 19 September 1949) was an Irish dramatist whose plays were a success both in his native Ulster and at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.
Georgi Dimitrov Mikhaylov (Гео̀рги Димитро̀в Миха̀йлов), also known as Georgi Mikhaylovich Dimitrov (Гео́ргий Миха́йлович Дими́тров; 18 June 1882 – 2 July 1949), was a Bulgarian communist politician.
Gerard Peter Kuiper (born Gerrit Pieter Kuiper; December 7, 1905 – December 23, 1973) was a Dutch–American astronomer, planetary scientist, selenographer, author and professor.
Gertrude Bacon (19 April 1874 – 22 December 1949) was an aeronautical pioneer.
Gheorghe Brăescu (30 January 1871, Iaşi - 15 March 1949) was a Romanian writer.
Gheorghe G. Mironescu, commonly known as G. G. Mironescu (January 28, 1874 – October 8, 1949), was a Romanian politician, member of the National Peasants' Party (PNȚ), who served as Prime Minister of Romania for two terms.
Gheorghe Petrașcu (20 November 1872, Tecuci – 1 May 1949, Bucharest) was a Romanian painter.
Ghulam Nabi Azad (born 7 March 1949) is an Indian politician of the Indian National Congress and was the Minister of Health and Family Welfare.
Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet,Kot, Greg (May 26, 2011).
Ginette Neveu (11 August 191928 October 1949) was a French classical violinist who was killed in a plane crash at the age of 30.
Giovanni Gioviale (November 1885 – June 11, 1949) was an Italian composer and musician.
Giovanni Zenatello (22 February 1876 – 11 February 1949) was an Italian opera singer.
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian opera composer.
Henry Glenn Dunaway (July 6, 1914 – March 8, 1964) was an American auto racer noted for initially winning, and then being disqualified from, what is today recognized as NASCAR's first-ever race.
Glenn Herbert McCarthy (December 25, 1907 - December 26, 1988) was an American oil tycoon.
Gloria Gaynor (born September 7, 1949) is an American singer, best known for the disco era hits "I Will Survive" (Hot 100 number 1, 1979), "Never Can Say Goodbye" (Hot 100 number 9, 1974), "Let Me Know (I Have a Right)" (Hot 100 number 42, 1980) and "I Am What I Am" (R&B number 82, 1983).
Gloria Hendry (born March 3, 1949), also known inaccurately as Gloria Henry, is an American actress and former Playboy model.
Count Gottfried von Bismarck-Schönhausen (9 March 1901 – 14 September 1949) was a German politician and German Resistance figure.
Edward Gough Whitlam (11 July 191621 October 2014) was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia, serving from 1972 to 1975.
The governor of Puerto Rico is the head of government of Puerto Rico and, by its nature, constitutes the executive branch of the government of the island.
Grady the Cow (c. 1943 - July 24, 1961) became famous for being the cow stuck inside a storage silo on a farm in Yukon, Oklahoma in 1949.
Henry Graham Greene (2 October 1904 – 3 April 1991), better known by his pen name Graham Greene, was an English novelist regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.
Grant R. F. McAuley (born 6 July 1949) is a New Zealand rower.
Τhe Greek Civil War (ο Eμφύλιος, o Emfýlios, "the Civil War") was fought in Greece from 1946 to 1949 between the Greek government army—backed by the United Kingdom and the United States—and the Democratic Army of Greece (DSE)—the military branch of the Greek Communist Party (KKE).
Gregg Charles Popovich (born January 28, 1949) is an American professional basketball coach.
Gregorio Perfecto (November 28, 1891 – August 17, 1949) was a Filipino journalist, politician and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 1945 to 1949.
Grigoraș Ionică Dinicu (April 3, 1889 – March 28, 1949) was a Romanian violin virtuoso and composer of Roma ethnicity.
Guangzhou, also known as Canton, is the capital and most populous city of the province of Guangdong.
Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala (República de Guatemala), is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, Honduras to the east and El Salvador to the southeast.
Guillermo de Jesús Buitrago Henríquez, known as Guillermo Buitrago (April 1, 1920, Ciénaga - April 19, 1949) was a Colombian composer and songwriter of vallenato music.
Patriarch Guregh Israelian (6 January 1894 – 28 October 1949) was Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem serving the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem as bishop under the authority of the Catholicos of Armenia and of all Armenians of the Armenian Apostolic Church from 1944 to 1949, succeeding Patriarch Mesrob Nishanian who had served from 1939 to 1944.
Gustavus M. Blech (November 28, 1870 in Riga (then Russia) – August 9, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois) was an American physician, surgeon, and medical educator.
György Gedó (born 23 April 1949) is a retired Hungarian light-flyweight boxer.
Charles Gyude Bryant (17 January 1949 – 16 April 2014) was a Liberian politician and businessman.
Hamlet is a 1948 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play of the same name, adapted and directed by and starring Sir Laurence Olivier.
Randall Hank Williams (born May 26, 1949), known professionally as Hank Williams Jr., is an American singer-songwriter and musician.
Henry Thacker "Harry" Burleigh (December 2, 1866 – September 12, 1949), was an African-American classical composer, arranger, and professional singer known for his baritone voice.
Harold George Bryant Davenport (January 19, 1866August 9, 1949) was an American film and stage actor who worked in show business from the age of six until his death.
Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was an American statesman who served as the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953), taking office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Herbert "Harry" Stack Sullivan (February 21, 1892, Norwich, New York – January 14, 1949, Paris, France) was an American Neo-Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who held that the personality lives in, and has his or her being in, a complex of interpersonal relations.
Harry Norman Turtledove (born June 14, 1949) is an American novelist, best known for his work in the genres of alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction.
is a Japanese writer.
Sheikh Hassan Ahmed Abdel Rahman Muhammed al-Banna (حسن أحمد عبد الرحمن محمد البنا; 14 October 1906 – 12 February 1949), known as Hassan al-Banna, was an Egyptian schoolteacher and imam, best known for founding the Muslim Brotherhood, one of the largest and most influential Islamic revivalist organizations.
Hassan Shehata (Egyptian Arabic: حسـن شحـاتة) (born 19 June 1949), nicknamed The Boss (Egyptian: El Me'alem), is an Egyptian football coach and former player.
The Head of the Commonwealth is the "symbol of the free association of independent member nations" of the Commonwealth of Nations (commonly known as the Commonwealth), an intergovernmental organisation that currently comprises fifty-three sovereign states.
The United Nations is headquartered in New York City, in a complex designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and built by the architectural firm Harrison & Abramovitz.
Prof Heather Anita Couper, CBE, BSc, DSc (Hon), DLitt (Hon), FInstP, CPhys, FRAS (born 2 June 1949), is a British astronomer and science populariser, and was president of the British Astronomical Association from 1984 to 1986.
Heather Menzies-Urich (born Heather Margaret Brotherston Menzies; December 3, 1949 – December 24, 2017) was a Canadian-American model and actress, known for her roles as Louisa von Trapp in the 1965 film The Sound of Music and Jessica 6 in the TV series Logan's Run.
Hector Thompson (born 24 June 1949 in Kempsey, New South Wales) is an Australian professional light/light welter/welter/light middleweight boxer of the 1970s and '80s who won the New South Wales (Australia) State lightweight title, Australian light welterweight title, Australasian lightweight title, Australasian light welterweight title, South Pacific welterweight title, and Commonwealth light welterweight title (three times), and was a challenger for the World Boxing Association (WBA) World lightweight title against Roberto Durán, and World Boxing Association (WBA) World light welterweight title against Antonio Cervantes, his professional fighting weight varied from, i.e. lightweight to, i.e. light middleweight.
Henry Ward "Heinie" Beckendorf (June 15, 1884Baseball-reference.com lists Beckendorf's date of birth as June 15, 1884. A Draft Registration Card completed by "Henry Beckendorf" in September 1918 listed his date of birth as June 15, 1881. A 1900 U.S. Census entry also indicates a June 1881 date of birth for Henry Bekindorf, born in New York of German parents. A 1920 U.S. Census entry for Henry Beckendorf shows an age of 38 and a wife Rose Beckendorf, both living in the New York Borough of Manhattan. – September 15, 1949) was a professional baseball catcher from 1903 to 1912.
Heinz Heinrich Nordhoff (6 January 1899 – 12 April 1968) was a German engineer who led the Volkswagen company as it was rebuilt after World War II.
Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer.
Helena Fibingerová (born 13 July 1949 in Vicemerice, Olomouc Region) is a Czech shot putter who won an Olympic bronze medal in 1976 and became World champion in 1983.
Hendrikus Andreas "Hennie" Kuiper (born 3 February 1949) is a Dutch former professional road racing cyclist.
Henri de Vries (8 August 1864 in Rotterdam – 31 January 1949 in Amsterdam), born Hendricus Petrus Lodewicus van Walterop, was a Dutch actor.
Henri Honoré Giraud (18 January 1879 – 11 March 1949) was a French general who was captured in both World Wars, but escaped both times.
Henri Proglio (born 29 June 1949) is a French businessman, the former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Electricité de France and former CEO of Veolia Environnement.
Henry Warner Slocum, Jr. (May 28, 1862 – January 22, 1949) was an American male tennis player who was active in the late 19th century.
Herbert P. Stothart (September 11, 1885February 1, 1949) was an American songwriter, arranger, conductor, and composer.
The Hermes project (November 15, 1944 – December 31, 1954) was started in response to Germany's rocket attacks in Europe.
William Hervey Allen, Jr. (December 8, 1889 – December 28, 1949) was an American author.
, was a Japanese theoretical physicist and the first Japanese Nobel laureate.
(13 May 1885 – 5 May 1949) was a poet and playwright in Shōwa period Japan.
was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.
is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature).
The history of American football can be traced to early versions of rugby football and association football.
The history of the Jews in the Soviet Union is inextricably linked to much earlier expansionist policies of the Tsarist Russia conquering and ruling the eastern half of the European continent already before the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
Private Aung San Thuriya Hla Thaung (လှသောင်း; died 28 April 1949) of 3rd Burma Rifles Battalion (Bama Thenatkaing Tatyin - Tha Na Ka) (Serial 88865) was a recipient of Aung San Thuriya Award, the highest and most prestigious award in Myanmar (Burma) for gallantry and bravery in the face of the enemy.
HMS Amethyst was a modified ''Black Swan''-class sloop of the Royal Navy.
Homer Burton Adkins (16 January 1892 in Newport, Ohio – 10 August 1949 in Madison, Wisconsin) was an American chemist who studied the hydrogenation of organic compounds.
Hopalong Cassidy or Hop-along Cassidy is a fictional cowboy hero created in 1904 by the author Clarence E. Mulford, who wrote a series of popular short stories and many novels based on the character.
Horst Ludwig Störmer (born April 6, 1949) is a German-born American physicist, Nobel laureate and emeritus professor at Columbia University.
Horst Lorenz Seehofer (born 4 July 1949) is a German politician serving as Leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) since 2008 and Minister of the Interior, Building and Community since 2018 under Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated 2017 population of 2.312 million within a land area of.
Howard University (HU or simply Howard) is a federally chartered, private, coeducational, nonsectarian, historically black university (HBCU) in Washington, D.C. It is categorized by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with higher research activity and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Howard Barton Unruh (January 21, 1921 – October 19, 2009) was an American mass murderer (sometimes classified as a spree killer) who shot and killed 13 people (including three children) during a 12-minute walk through his neighborhood on September 6, 1949, in Camden, New Jersey, when he was 28 years old.
Hugh Allan (27 August 1865 – 5 April 1949) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada.
Hugh David Politzer (born August 31, 1949) is an American theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology.
Husni al-Za'im (11 May 1897 – 14 August 1949) (حسني الزعيم) was a Syrian military man and politician.
Ian Charleson (11 August 1949 – 6 January 1990) was a Scottish stage and film actor.
Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara (May 9, 1949 – April 9, 1999) was a military officer in Niger who seized power in a January 1996 coup d'état and ruled the country until his assassination during the military coup of April 1999.
Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of and an area of, making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.
Ignatius Yakovlevich Stelletskii (Игнатий Яковлевич Стеллецкий; February 3, 1878 - November 11, 1949) was a Russian and Soviet archaeologist, historian, and researcher of the underground tunnels of Moscow.
Hugó Veigelsberg (2 November 1869, Pest – August 3, 1949, Budapest) was a noted Hungarian editor and writer who usually published under the pen name Ignotus (Latin for "unknown").
Igor Vladimirovich Bel'kovich (Игорь Владимирович Белькович) (October 15, 1904 (OS: October 2) – May 30, 1949) was a Russian astronomer.
Ilene Susan Graff (born February 28, 1949) is an American actress and singer.
was a Japanese industrialist and film pioneer.
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County.
The Indo-Pakistani War of 1947–1948, sometimes known as the First Kashmir War, was fought between India and Pakistan over the princely state of Kashmir and Jammu from 1947 to 1948.
Indonesia (or; Indonesian), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a transcontinental unitary sovereign state located mainly in Southeast Asia, with some territories in Oceania.
Ingrid E. Newkirk (born June 11, 1949) is an English-born British-American animal rights activist and the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the world's largest animal rights organization.
Inshan Ali (25 September 1949 – 24 June 1995) was a West Indian cricketer who played in 12 Tests from 1971 to 1977.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is the national professional accounting body of India.
Interracial marriage is a form of marriage outside a specific social group (exogamy) involving spouses who belong to different socially-defined races or racialized ethnicities.
Dame Irene Vanbrugh DBE (2 December 1872 – 30 November 1949) was an English actress.
Phillip Emmons Isaac Bonewits (October 1, 1949 – August 12, 2010) was an American Druid who published a number of books on the subject of Neopaganism and magic.
Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.
Ivana Marie Trump (née Zelníčková;, born February 20, 1949) is a former model and businesswoman, who was the first wife of Donald Trump.
John Peter Rhys Williams MBE FRCS (born 2 March 1949) is a former rugby union footballer who represented Wales in international rugby during their Golden Era in the 1970s.
John Robert Clynes (27 March 1869 – 23 October 1949) was a British trade unionist and Labour Party politician.
Jack Kapp (June 15, 1901 Chicago, Illinois – March 25, 1949 New York City) was a record company executive with Brunswick Records who founded the American Decca Records in 1934 along with British Decca founder Edward Lewis and later American Decca head Milton Rackmil.
John Edward Lovelock (5 January 1910 – 28 December 1949) was a New Zealand athlete who became the world 1500m and mile record holder and 1936 Olympic champion in the 1500 metres.
Jacques Copeau (4 February 1879 – 20 October 1949) was a French theatre director, producer, actor, and dramatist.
James Sidney Edouard, Baron Ensor (13 April 1860 – 19 November 1949) was a Belgian painter and printmaker, an important influence on expressionism and surrealism who lived in Ostend for almost his entire life.
James Vincent Forrestal (February 15, 1892 – May 22, 1949) was the last Cabinet-level United States Secretary of the Navy and the first United States Secretary of Defense.
James Rivière (pseudonym of Vincenzo Teora Rivière) (born 1949) is an Italian artist, designer, and sculptor.
Admiral of the Fleet Sir James Fownes Somerville (17 July 1882 – 19 March 1949) was a Royal Navy officer.
Jorge Jamil Mahuad Witt (born July 29, 1949) is an Ecuadorian lawyer, academic and former politician, he was the 39th President of Ecuador from August 10, 1998 to January 21, 2000.
Jan Elvheim (born 8 July 1949) is a Norwegian politician.
Jan Frans De Boever (Ghent, Belgium, 8 June 1872 - 23 May 1949) was a Flemish Symbolist painter.
Karin Jan Smithers (born July 3, 1949) is an American actress.
Jane Smiley (born September 26, 1949) is an American novelist.
Jane Urquhart, Order of Canada OC (born June 21, 1949) is a Canadian novelist and poet born in Little Long Lac, Ontario.
January 1 is the first day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar.
In the 20th and 21st centuries the Julian calendar is 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar, thus January 14 is sometimes celebrated as New Year's Day (Old New Year) by religious groups who use the Julian calendar.
In the ancient astronomy, it is the cusp day between Capricorn and Aquarius.
Perihelion, the point during the year when the Earth is closest to the Sun, occurs around this date.
Jarosław Aleksander Kaczyński (born 18 June 1949) is a Polish politician and lawyer, and the current leader of the Law and Justice party (PiS by its Polish acronym), which he co-founded in 2001 with his identical twin brother, late Polish President Lech Kaczyński Running for PiS, he served as Prime Minister of Poland from July 2006 to November 2007.
Jaroslav Jurka (born 8 July 1949) is a Czech fencer.
József Koszta (27 March 1861 – 29 July 1949) was a Hungarian painter whose major works include Girl with Geraniums, Corn Snappers and Woman Drying Plates.
Jean Meeus (born 12 December 1928) is a Belgian meteorologist and amateur astronomer specializing in celestial mechanics, spherical and mathematical astronomy.
Jean-Pierre Wimille (26 February 1908 – 28 January 1949) was a Grand Prix motor racing driver and a member of the French Resistance during World War II.
Jeannie Berlin (born November 1, 1949) is an American film, television and stage actress and screenwriter, known for her role in the 1972 film The Heartbreak Kid, for which she received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations.
Jeffrey Leon Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an American actor, singer, and producer.
Jeremy Bernard Corbyn (born 26 May 1949).
Jerome Francis Donovan (February 1, 1872 – November 2, 1949) was a United States Representative from New York.
Jerry Bittle (October 8, 1949 – April 9, 2003) was a cartoonist who drew the comic strips Geech and Shirley and Son.
Jerry Blackwell (April 26, 1949 – January 22, 1995) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name "Crusher" Jerry Blackwell.
Jerry O'Neil Lawler (born November 29, 1949), better known as Jerry "The King" Lawler, is an American professional wrestler and color commentator signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the company's legends program.
Jesse Duplantis (born July 9, 1949) is an Evangelical Charismatic Christian minister based in New Orleans, Louisiana, US, and the founder of Jesse Duplantis Ministries.
Jesse Harrison Jefferson (March 3, 1949 – September 8, 2011) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles (1973-1975), Chicago White Sox (1975-1976), Toronto Blue Jays (1977-1980), Pittsburgh Pirates (1980) and California Angels (1981).
Jessica Harper (born October 10, 1949) is an American actress, producer, and singer.
Jessica Phyllis Lange (born April 20, 1949) is an American film, television and theatre actress.
James Broadbent (born 24 May 1949) is an English actor.
Christian David "Jim" Roper (August 13, 1916 – June 23, 2000) was a NASCAR driver.
Jim Sheridan (born 6 February 1949) is an Irish playwright, screenwriter, film director, and film producer.
James Albert Varney Jr. (June 15, 1949 – February 10, 2000) was an American actor, comedian, and writer.
Jimmie Spheeris (November 5, 1949 – July 4, 1984) was an American singer-songwriter who released four albums in the 1970s on the Columbia Records and Epic Records labels.
Jindřich Bišický (11 February 1889 in, now part of Kralupy nad Vltavou – 31 October 1949 in Velvary) is known as the author of unique photographs from World War I. He was not properly identified until 2009.
Jo Ann Harris (born May 27, 1949) is an American actress.
Joan Burton (born 1 February 1949) is an Irish Labour Party politician who served as Tánaiste and Leader of the Labour Party from 2014 to 2016, Minister for Social Protection from 2011 to 2016, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 to 2014, Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1997 and Minister of State at the Department of Social Welfare 1993 to 1994.
Joan Lamote de Grignon i Bocquet (7 July 1872 – 11 March 1949), was a Spanish pianist, composer and orchestra director.
Joaquín Turina Pérez (9 December 188214 January 1949) was a Spanish composer of classical music.
Joe Linus Barton (born September 15, 1949) is a Republican politician representing (map) in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1985, and a member of the Tea Party Caucus.
Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981), best known as Joe Louis and nicknamed the "Brown Bomber", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1934 to 1951.
Joe Louis Walker, also known as JLW (born December 25, 1949) is an American musician, best known as an electric blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer.
Joseph Lee Moore, Jr. (born June 29, 1949) is a former American football running back.
Joseph Robert Theismann (born September 9, 1949) is a former professional gridiron football player, sports commentator, corporate speaker and restaurateur.
Johannes Gerrit "Johan" Derksen (born 31 January 1949) is a Dutch sports journalist and former football player.
Johann Jakob Hess (Freiburg im Üechtland, Switzerland, 11 January 1866 - Zurich, Switzerland, 29 April 1949), was a Swiss Egyptologist and Assyriologist and an expert in other Oriental languages.
John Agard (born 21 June 1949 in British Guiana) is an Afro-Guyanese playwright, poet and children's writer, now living in Britain.
John Akii-Bua (3 December 1949 – 20 June 1997) was a Ugandan hurdler and the first Olympic champion from his country.
John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an American comedian, actor, and singer.
John Andrew Boehner (born, 1949) is an American politician who served as the 53rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015.
John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr of Brechin Mearns, (23 September 1880 – 25 June 1971), styled Sir John Boyd Orr from 1935 to 1949, was a Scottish teacher, doctor, biologist and politician who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his scientific research into nutrition and his work as the first Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
John Anthony Curry, (9 September 1949 – 15 April 1994) was a British figure skater.
John Peter Farnham AO (born 1 July 1949) is an Australian rock/soft rock singer.
John Harold Force (born May 4, 1949 in Bell Gardens, California) is an American NHRA drag racer.
John Garfield (born Jacob Julius Garfinkle, March 4, 1913 – May 21, 1952) was an American actor who played brooding, rebellious, working-class characters.
Rear Admiral Richard John Lippiett, (born 7 July 1949) is a former senior Royal Navy officer who became Commandant of the Joint Services Command and Staff College.
Robert John Riggins (born August 4, 1949), nicknamed "The Diesel" and "Riggo", is a former American football running back who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Jets and Washington Redskins.
John Victor Shea III (born April 14, 1949) is an American actor, producer, and director.
John Taylor (born 25 June 1949, Birmingham) is a former English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
John William Henry II (born September 13, 1949) is an American businessman and investor and the founder of John W. Henry & Company, an investment management firm.
Johnnie James Wilder Jr. (July 3, 1949 – May 13, 2006) was the co-founder and lead vocalist of the international R&B/funk group Heatwave, who were popular during the late 1970s with hits such as "Boogie Nights", "Mind Blowing Decisions" (which Wilder wrote), "Always and Forever", and "The Groove Line", on which Wilder sang co-lead vocals.
Jonathan James "Jon" English (26 March 1949 – 9 March 2016) was an English-born Australian singer, songwriter, musician and actor.
Jon Stanley McLachlan (born 23 June 1949) is a former New Zealand rugby union player.
Jordan (الْأُرْدُنّ), officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية), is a sovereign Arab state in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.
José Clemente Orozco (November 23, 1883 – September 7, 1949) was a Mexican painter, who specialized in political murals that established the Mexican Mural Renaissance together with murals by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and others.
José Ignacio Cárdenas (1874 – 13 September 1949) was a Venezuelan physician and diplomat.
José Manuel Díaz Medina (born 2 July 1949) is a Mexican politician from the Institutional Revolutionary Party.
José María Zeledón Brenes (April 26, 1877 – December 6, 1949) was a Costa Rican politician, poet, journalist and writer under the pen name Billo Zeledón.
José Ramos Preto (Louriçal do Campo, Castelo Branco 1871 – Louriçal do Campo, 7 January 1949) was a Portuguese jurist and politician during the Portuguese First Republic.
José Manuel Ramos-Horta (born 26 December 1949) is an East Timorese politician who was the President of East Timor from 20 May 2007 to 20 May 2012.
Josef Maria Auchentaller (2 August 1865 – 31 December 1949) was an Austrian painter, draftsman, and printmaker associated with the Vienna Secession and the Art Nouveau style.
Josep Maria Jujol i Gibert (16 September 1879 – 1 May 1949) was a Catalan architect.
Joseph Augustine Cushman (January 31, 1881 – April 16, 1949) was an American geologist, paleontologist and foraminiferologist.
Joseph Charles Wilson IV (born November 6, 1949) is a former United States diplomat best known for his 2002 trip to Niger to investigate allegations that Saddam Hussein was attempting to purchase yellowcake uranium; his New York Times op-ed piece, "What I Didn't Find in Africa"; and the subsequent leaking of information pertaining to his wife Valerie Plame's identity as a CIA agent.
Joseph Cawthorn (March 29, 1868, New York City, New York – January 21, 1949, Beverly Hills, California) was an American stage and film comic actor.
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (18 December 1878 – 5 March 1953) was a Soviet revolutionary and politician of Georgian nationality.
Joyce Anne DeWitt (born April 23, 1949) is an American actress most famous for playing Janet Wood on the ABC sitcom Three's Company.
Juan Bielovucic (30 July 1889 – 14 January 1949) was a Peruvian aviator of Croatian and French descent who set several speed and altitude aviation records in 1910–13.
Juan Sinforiano Bogarín (August 21, 1863 - February 25, 1949) was an eminent Paraguayan clergyman, the first Roman Catholic archbishop of Paraguay.
Juanin Clay (born Juanin Clay de Zalduondo; November 26, 1949 – March 12, 1995) was an American actress whose films included WarGames and The Legend of the Lone Ranger.
Judi Bari (November 7, 1949 – March 2, 1997) was an American environmentalist and labor leader, a feminist, and the principal organizer of Earth First! campaigns against logging in the ancient redwood forests of Northern California in the 1980s and '90s.
Judith Ellen Light (born February 9, 1949) is an American actress, producer, and activist.
Julia Migenes (born March 13, 1949) is an American soprano working primarily in musical theatre repertoire.
Juliana (Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina; 30 April 1909 – 20 March 2004) was Queen of the Netherlands from 1948 until her abdication in 1980.
Julius Brandt (5 March 1873 in Olmütz – 26 December 1949 in Vienna) was an Austrian stage and film actor, film director and screenwriter.
It is the first day of the second half of the year.
This day is the midpoint of a common year because there are 182 days before and 182 days after it in common years, and 183 before and 182 after in leap years.
The Aphelion, the point in the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun, occurs around this date.
The terms 7th July, July 7th, and 7/7 (pronounced "Seven-seven") have been widely used in the Western media as a shorthand for the 7 July 2005 bombings on London's transport system.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the Summer solstice sometimes occurs on this date, while the Winter solstice occurs in the Southern Hemisphere.
This day usually marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, which is the day of the year with the most hours of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere and the fewest hours of daylight in the Southern Hemisphere.
On this day the Summer solstice may occur in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Winter solstice may occur in the Southern Hemisphere.
In common years it is always in ISO week 26.
It is the last day of the first half of the year.
Kaarle Oskari Knuutila (7 December 1868, Vampula - 29 April 1949) was a Finnish farmer and politician.
Kalevi Ensio Aho (born 9 March 1949) is a Finnish composer.
Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of the Indian subcontinent.
Katha Pollitt (born October 14, 1949) is an American poet, essayist and critic.
Kathryn Anne Fiscus (August 21, 1945 – April 8, 1949) was a three-year-old girl who died after falling into a well in San Marino, California.
KDKA-TV, virtual channel 2 (UHF digital channel 25), is a CBS owned-and-operated television station licensed to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
Keith Ian Carradine (born August 8, 1949) is an American actor, singer and songwriter who has had success on stage, film and television.
Kenneth Allan Anderson (born February 15, 1949) is a former American football quarterback who spent his entire professional career playing for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL) and later returned as a position coach.
Kenneth Earl Wilber II (born January 31, 1949) is an American writer on transpersonal psychology and his own integral theory, a four-quadrant grid which suggests the synthesis of all human knowledge and experience.
Kenneth Earl "Kene" Holliday (born June 25, 1949) is an American actor of stage, film, and television.
Kerry James O'Keeffe (born 25 November 1949, Hurstville, New South Wales) is a former Australian cricketer and a former commentator for Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio.
Kevin Anthony "Moochie" Corcoran (June 10, 1949 – October 6, 2015) was an American former child actor, television director and film producer.
Kevin McLeod (born 28 June 1949) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe (born 19 July 1949) is a South African politician who served as President of South Africa between 25 September 2008 and 9 May 2009, following the resignation of Thabo Mbeki.
Harold Adrian Russell "Kim" Philby (1 January 1912 – 11 May 1988) was a high-ranking member of British intelligence who worked as a double agent before defecting to the Soviet Union in 1963.
The Kingdom of Laos was a constitutional monarchy that ruled Laos beginning with its independence on 9 November 1953.
The Kingsway Hall in Holborn, London, was the home of the West London Mission (WLM) of the Methodist Church, and eventually became one of the most important recording venues for classical music and film music.
Kinmen or Quemoy (see also "Names" section below), officially Kinmen County, is a group of islands, governed by the Republic of China (ROC), which is located just off the southeastern coast of mainland China, including Great Kinmen, Lesser Kinmen, Wuqiu and several surrounding islets.
Kiss (often stylized as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley.
Klaus Fischer (born 27 December 1949) is a German former footballer and coach.
Klaus Heinrich Thomas Mann (18 November 1906 – 21 May 1949) was a German writer.
The Knesset (הַכְּנֶסֶת; lit. "the gathering" or "assembly"; الكنيست) is the unicameral national legislature of Israel.
Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer (5 January 1876 – 19 April 1967) was a German statesman who served as the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1949 to 1963.
Krishna Chandra Bhattacharya, also known as K.C. Bhattacharya, (12 May 1875 – 11 December 1949) was a philosopher at the University of Calcutta known for his method of "constructive interpretation" through which relations and problematics of ancient Indian philosophical systems are drawn out and developed so that they can be studied like problems of modern philosophy.
was a Japanese composer, violinist, conductor, and musical educator.
The Kuomintang of China (KMT; often translated as the Nationalist Party of China) is a major political party in the Republic of China on Taiwan, based in Taipei and is currently the opposition political party in the Legislative Yuan.
Kurt Lidell Schmoke (born December 1, 1949) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 46th mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, the first African American to be elected mayor.
La Palma, also San Miguel de La Palma, is the most north-westerly island of the Canary Islands, Spain.
The Labour Party (Partit Laburista, PL), formerly known as the Malta Labour Party (MLP), is a social-democratic political party in Malta.
Lalith Wasantha Silva Kaluperuma (born 25 June 1949, Colombo) is a former Sri Lankan Test cricketer and ODI cricketer, who played first-class cricket from 1970 to 1983.
Larry Holmes (born November 3, 1949) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1973 to 2002.
Lasse Artturi Virén (born 22 July 1949) is a Finnish former long-distance runner, winner of four gold medals at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics.
LaTanya Richardson (born October 21, 1949), often listed as LaTanya Richardson Jackson, is an American actress and producer.
Latvia (or; Latvija), officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republika), is a sovereign state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe.
Laura Ingalls Wilder (February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957) was an American writer known for the Little House on the Prairie series of children's books, published between 1932 and 1943, which were based on her childhood in a settler and pioneer family.
Saint Laura of Saint Catherine of Siena (26 May 1874 – 21 October 1949) - born María Laura de Jesús Montoya Upegui - was a Colombian Roman Catholic professed religious and the founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Virgin Mary and Saint Catherine of Siena (1914).
Lawrence Edward Kasdan (born January 14, 1949) is an American screenwriter, director and producer.
László Rajk (March 8, 1909 – October 15, 1949) was a Hungarian Communist politician, who served as Minister of Interior and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Lech Aleksander Kaczyński (18 June 194910 April 2010) was a Polish lawyer and politician who served as the Mayor of Warsaw from 2002 until 2005 and as the President of Poland from 2005 until his death in 2010.
Lee McGeorge Durrell (née Wilson) (born September 7, 1949) is an American naturalist, author, zookeeper and television presenter, best known for her work at the Jersey Zoological Park in the British Channel Island of Jersey with her late husband Gerald Durrell, and for co-authoring books with him.
Lee White (August 28, 1888 – December 16, 1949), better known as Lee "Lasses" White, was an American actor of the stage, screen and radio.
Lene Lovich (born March 30, 1949) is an English-American singer, songwriter and musician of Serbian and English descent based in England.
Leon Redbone (born August 26, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor and voice actor specializing in jazz, blues, and Tin Pan Alley classics.
Leon Schlesinger (May 20, 1884 – December 25, 1949) was an American film producer, remembered for founding Leon Schlesinger Productions, which later became the Warner Bros. Cartoons studio, during the Golden Age of American animation.
Leopold IV, Prince of Lippe (Leopold Julius Bernhard Adalbert Otto Karl Gustav; 30 May 1871 – 30 December 1949) was the final sovereign of the Principality of Lippe.
Leopoldo Jacinto Luque (born 3 May 1949) is a former Argentine football striker.
Leslie Feinberg (September 1, 1949 – November 15, 2014) was an American, butch lesbian and transgender activist, communist, and author.
Leslie Louise Van Houten (born August 23, 1949) is an American convicted murderer and former member of the Manson Family.
Leyland Hodgson (5 October 1892 – 16 March 1949), also known as Leland Hodgson, was an English-born American character actor of the 1930s and 1940s.
The Liberal Party of Australia is a major centre-right political party in Australia, one of the two major parties in Australian politics, along with the centre-left Australian Labor Party (ALP).
Liberato Damião Ribeiro Pinto ComTE, ComC, ComA, ComSE, (Lisbon, 29 September 1880 – Lisbon, 4 August 1949) was a Portuguese Lieutenant Colonel of the Republican National Guard (Guarda Nacional Republicana, GNR), politician and President of the Ministry (Prime Minister) of one of the governments of the Portuguese First Republic.
Prince Lincoln Thompson, known as Sax (18 June 1949 – 23 January 1999), was a Jamaican singer, musician and songwriter with the reggae band the Royal Rasses, and a member of the Rastafari movement.
Linda Arvidson Johnson (July 12, 1884 – July 26, 1949), known as Linda Arvidson, was an American actress in silent films.
Linda Susan Boreman (January 10, 1949 – April 22, 2002), more commonly referred to by her onetime stage name Linda Lovelace, was an American pornographic actress famous for her performance in the 1972 hardcore porn film Deep Throat.
Lindsey Adams Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer, best known as lead guitarist and one of the vocalists of the musical group Fleetwood Mac from 1975 to 1987, and then 1997 to 2018.
Liona Maria Carolynne Boyd, CM, O.Ont (born 11 July 1949, London), is a classical guitarist often referred to as the First Lady of the Guitar.
Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.
Elisabeth "Lisette" Anthonius Maria Ignatius Sevens (born 29 June 1949) is a retired Dutch field hockey defender, who won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics.
This is a list of heads of state of Niger since the country gained independence from France in 1960 to the present day.
This article lists the heads of state of Panama since the short-lived first independence from the Republic of New Granada in 1840 and the final separation from Colombia in 1903.
The Mayor of Baltimore is the head of the executive branch of the government of the City of Baltimore, Maryland.
This article lists the Presidents of Burundi since the formation of the post of President of Burundi in 1966 (following the November coup d'état), to the present day.
Throughout its run spanning four decades and multiple media, The Howard Stern Show has been home to a number of staff members and contributors.
Lithuania (Lietuva), officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublika), is a country in the Baltic region of northern-eastern Europe.
The London Declaration was a declaration issued by the 1949 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference on the issue of India's continued membership in the Commonwealth of Nations after its transition to a republican constitution.
The London Mozart Players (LMP) is a British chamber orchestra founded in 1949.
Lorenzo Bartolomé Massa (November 11, 1882 – October 31, 1949) was an Argentine Catholic priest, mostly notable for being one of the main founders of Club San Lorenzo de Almagro and scout group Don Bosco's Argentinian Explorers.
Loretta Devine (born August 21, 1949) is an American actress and singer, best known for her roles as Marla Hendricks in the Fox drama series Boston Public, and for her recurring role as Adele Webber on the Shonda Rhimes' Grey's Anatomy, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2011.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
The Los Angeles Rams are a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Louis II (12 July 1870 – 9 May 1949) was Prince of Monaco from 1922 to 1949.
Lucky Lady II is a United States Air Force Boeing B-50 Superfortress that became the first airplane to circle the world nonstop.
Ludwig Halberstädter (9 December 1876, Beuthen, Oberschlesien - 20 August 1949) was a German-Jewish radiologist.
The Pistole Parabellum—or Parabellum-Pistole (Pistol Parabellum), commonly known in the United States as just Luger—is a toggle-locked recoil-operated semi-automatic pistol produced in several models and by several nations from 1898 to 1948.
Luis Armiñan Pérez (July 14, 1871 in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba – October 2, 1949 in Madrid) was a Spanish politician and Minister of Labor and Immigration during the reign of Alfonso XIII.
José Luis Alberto Muñoz Marín (February 18, 1898April 30, 1980) was the first elected governor of Puerto Rico, journalist, politician, and statesman, regarded as the "Father of Modern Puerto Rico" and the "Architect of the Commonwealth." In 1948 he was the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico, spearheading an administration that engineered profound economic, political and social reforms; accomplishments that were internationally lauded by many politicians, statesmen, political scientists and economists of the period.
Lyn Paul (born Lynda Susan Belcher, 16 February 1949, Wythenshawe, Manchester, England) is an English pop singer and actress.
The M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically or pneumatically driven, six-barrel, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style rotary cannon which fires 20 mm rounds at an extremely high rate (typically 6,000 rounds per minute).
The Mahabodhi Temple (literally: "Great Awakening Temple"), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an ancient, but much rebuilt and restored, Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule.
Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and its historical birthplace.
Manuel R. Camus (October 16, 1875 - December 22, 1949) was a lawyer and a Philippine Senator.
Manuel L. Quezon (born Manuel Luís Quezon y Molina; August 19, 1878 – August 1, 1944) was a Filipino statesman, soldier, and politician who served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944.
Princess María Josepha Sophia de Iturbide (29 February 1872 – November 1949) was the head of the Imperial House of Mexico from 1925 to 1949.
Marcellin "Marcel" Cerdan (22 July 1916 – 28 October 1949) was a French Pied-Noir world boxing champion who was considered by many boxing experts and fans to be France's greatest boxer, and beyond to be one of the best to have learned his craft in Africa.
In the Roman calendar, March 15 was known as the Ides of March.
Typically the March equinox falls on this date, marking the vernal point in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumnal point in the Southern Hemisphere.
In astrology, the day of the equinox is the first full day of the sign of Aries.
March 24th is the 365th and last day of the year in many European implementations of the Julian calendar.
Marcia Ball (born March 20, 1949, Orange, Texas) is an American blues singer and pianist raised in Vinton, Louisiana.
Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American novelist and journalist under the pseudonym Peggy Mitchell.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, (13 October 19258 April 2013) was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.
Blessed Maria Candida of the Eucharist (16 January 1884 – 12 June 1949) - born Maria Barba - was an Italian Roman Catholic professed religious and a professed member from the Discalced Carmelites.
Maria Cebotari (10 February 1910 – 9 June 1949) was a celebrated Bessarabian-born Austrian soprano and actress, one of Germany's greatest opera and singing stars in the 1930s and 1940s.
Maria Alekseyevna Ouspenskaya (Мария Алeкceeвнa Успенская; July 29, 1876 – December 3, 1949) was a Russian actress and acting teacher.
Marian Grzybowski (15 June 1895 in Chardzhou – 11 December 1949) was a Polish dermatologist.
Mark B. Cohen (born June 4, 1949) is a Democratic politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Mark James Robert Essex (August 12, 1949 – January 7, 1973) was an American mass murderer who killed nine people, including five policemen, and wounded 13 others in New Orleans on December 31, 1972, and January 7, 1973.
Mark Freuder Knopfler, (born 12 August 1949) is a British singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer.
Martial law is the imposition of direct military control of normal civilian functions of government, especially in response to a temporary emergency such as invasion or major disaster, or in an occupied territory. Martial law can be used by governments to enforce their rule over the public.
Martin Louis Amis (born 25 August 1949) is a British novelist, essayist and memoirist.
Martin Benno Schmidt (23 August 1863 – 27 November 1949) was a German pathologist born in Leipzig.
Martin McLean Buchan (born 6 March 1949 in Aberdeen) is a Scottish former internationalist footballer.
Martin Grabmann (5 January 1875 – 9 January 1949) was a German Catholic priest, mediaevalist and historian of theology and philosophy.
Martin Barry Kelner (28 May 1949 in Prestwich, Lancashire) is a British journalist, author, comedian, singer, actor and radio presenter.
Martin Francis Lamble (28 August 1949 – 12 May 1969) was the drummer for British folk rock band, Fairport Convention, from just after their formation in 1967, until his death in the band's van crash in 1969.
Mary Catherine Gordon (born December 8, 1949) is an American writer and the McIntosh Professor of English at Barnard College.
Mary Virginia Martin (December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) was an American actress, singer, and Broadway star.
Mary Roos (born Rosemarie Schwab on 9 January 1949) is a German singer and actress.
, also known under his pen name, was a leading Japanese intellectual and scholar of the Meiji period.
Mass murder is the act of murdering a number of people, typically simultaneously or over a relatively short period of time and in close geographic proximity.
Massachusetts, officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
Massimo D'Alema (born 20 April 1949) is an Italian politician who was the 53rd Prime Minister from 1998 to 2000.
Matiu Rātana (16 December 1912 – 7 October 1949), son of Tahupotiki Wiremu Rātana, is a former New Zealand politician and President of the Rātana Church.
Maurice Ernest Gibb (22 December 1949 – 12 January 2003) was a British singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer, who achieved fame as a member of the pop group the Bee Gees.
Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck (also called Comte (Count) Maeterlinck from 1932; in Belgium, in France; 29 August 1862 – 6 May 1949) was a Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist who was Flemish but wrote in French.
Max Azria (Hebrew: מקס עזריה; Arabic: ماكس عزرية) (born January 1, 1949) is a Tunisian fashion designer who founded the contemporary women's clothing brand BCBGMAXAZRIA.
Maxime Le Forestier (born 10 February 1949 as Bruno Le Forestier) is a French singer.
This day marks the approximate midpoint of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the March equinox).
McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence.
Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress.
Miami is a major port city on the Atlantic coast of south Florida in the southeastern United States.
Michael Leonard Brecker (March 29, 1949 – January 13, 2007) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
Michael Anthony Richards (born July 24, 1949) is an American actor, writer, television producer and comedian, widely known for his portrayal of Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcom Seinfeld, for which he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series three times.
Michael Warren Young (born March 28, 1949) is an American biologist and geneticist.
Michael Jonas Evans (November 3, 1949 – December 14, 2006) was an American actor, best known as Lionel Jefferson on both All in the Family and The Jeffersons.
Michael "Mike" Jackson (born July 31, 1949) is an American former professional basketball player.
Michael "Mike" Joy (born November 25, 1949) is an American TV sports announcer who currently serves as the lap-by-lap voice of Fox Sports' coverage of NASCAR.
Michael Kenneth Moore (born 28 January 1949), commonly known as Mike Moore, is a former New Zealand politician and union organiser.
Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949) is an American former professional baseball third baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Mikhail Denisenko (Russian: Михаил Иванович Денисенко; 24 July 1899 – 7 April 1949) was a Red Army Major general and Hero of the Soviet Union.
was a statesman, politician and cabinet minister in Taishō and early Shōwa period Japan.
Marjorie Mowlam (18 September 194919 August 2005), known as Mo Mowlam, was an English Labour Party politician.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Arabic: محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم;; born 15 July 1949), is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai.
Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco (Principauté de Monaco), is a sovereign city-state, country and microstate on the French Riviera in Western Europe.
Monte Cater (born July 7, 1949) is a former American football coach.
The Morosco Theatre was a Broadway theatre near Times Square in New York City from 1917 to 1982.
Morten Per Olsen (born 14 August 1949) is a Danish football manager and former football player.
Mu "Iron Pole" Tiezhu (literally meaning "Mu Iron Pole"; June 1, 1949 – September 14, 2008) was a prominent Chinese basketball player and coach.
Constantin Mugur Isărescu (born 1 August 1949) is the Governor of the National Bank of Romania, a position he held since September 1990, with the exception of an eleven months period (22 December 1999 to 28 November 2000), during which he served as Prime Minister of Romania.
Muhsin al-Barazi (محسن البرازي; 1904 – 14 August 1949) was a Syrian lawyer, academic and politician.
Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Thera (มั่น ภูริทตฺโต,; ຫຼວງປູ່ມັ່ນ ພູຣິທັຕໂຕ), 1870–1949, was a Thai bhikkhu of Lao descent who is credited, along with his mentor, Ajahn Sao Kantasīlo, with establishing the Thai Forest Tradition or "Kammaṭṭhāna tradition" that subsequently spread throughout Thailand and to several countries abroad.
The murder of Sylvia Likens took place in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States in October 1965.
Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance.
Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.
N'Ko is both a script devised by Solomana Kante in 1949, as a writing system for the Manding languages of West Africa, and the name of the literary language written in that script.
() is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan.
Naguib el-Rihani (نجيب الريحاني; January 21, 1889 – June 8, 1949) was an Egyptian actor.
Nanjing, formerly romanized as Nanking and Nankin, is the capital of Jiangsu province of the People's Republic of China and the second largest city in the East China region, with an administrative area of and a total population of 8,270,500.
Narayan Dattatraya Apte (1911 – 15 November 1949) was an Indian activist and entrepreneur who was executed for his role in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is an American auto racing sanctioning and operating company that is best known for stock-car racing.
Natalia Alexandrovna Kuchinskaya (Наталья Александровна Кучинская; alternative transliteration Natal'ja Alieksandrovna Kutchinskaja), also known as Natasha Kuchinskaya (Russian: Наташа Кучинская) (born March 8, 1949) is a retired Soviet Olympic gymnast.
Nathuram Vinayak Godse (19 May 1910 – 15 November 1949) was a right-wing advocate of Hindu nationalism who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi on 30 January 1948.
The National Assembly of Thailand (รัฐสภา;; abrv: NAT) is the bicameral legislative branch of the government of Thailand.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada).
The National Basketball League (NBL) was a professional men's basketball league in the United States established in 1937.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).
The National Party of Australia (also known as The Nationals or simply, The Nats) is an Australian political party.
The National Security Agency (NSA) is a national-level intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defense, under the authority of the Director of National Intelligence.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries.
Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif (Urdu/میاں محمد نواز شریف, born 25 December 1949) is a Pakistani business magnate and former politician who has served as the Prime Minister of Pakistan for three non-consecutive terms, all of the three terms were unsuccessful.
Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party (NSDAP).
Néjia Ben Mabrouk (born 1 July 1949) is a Tunisian screenwriter and director, known for her work on the award-winning film Sama and on the documentary The Gulf War... What Next?.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States.
Nelson Doubleday (June 16, 1889 – January 11, 1949) was a U.S. book publisher and president of Doubleday Company from 1922–1946.
Neptune is the eighth and farthest known planet from the Sun in the Solar System.
Nereid is the third-largest moon of Neptune.
Nevada (see pronunciations) is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
The New Zealand national rugby union team, called the All Blacks, represents New Zealand in men's rugby union, which is known as the country's national sport.
Niceto Alcalá-Zamora y Torres (6 July 1877 – 18 February 1949) was a Spanish lawyer and politician who served, briefly, as the first prime minister of the Second Spanish Republic, and then—from 1931 to 1936—as its president.
Nicholas Woodeson is an English film, television and theatre actor, and Drama Desk and Olivier award nominee.
Nicholas Richard Ainger (born 24 October 1949) is a British politician.
Nicholas Drain Lowe (born 24 March 1949), known as Nick Lowe, is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer.
Nigel Lythgoe OBE (born 9 July 1949) is an English television and film director and producer, television dance competition judge, former dancer in the Young Generation and choreographer.
Andreas Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda (born 22 February 1949) is an Austrian former Formula One driver and a three-time F1 World Drivers' Champion, winning in 1975, 1977 and 1984.
Nikolaus Brender (born 24 January 1949 in Freiburg im Breisgau, then French zone of occupation, today Baden-Württemberg) is a German journalist.
Nikos Skalkottas (Nίκος Σκαλκώτας; 21 March 1904 – 19 September 1949) was a Greek composer of 20th-century classical music.
Nils Holger Östensson (April 29, 1918, Transtrand, Dalarna – July 24, 1949) was a former Swedish cross-country skier who competed in the 1940s.
Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel published in 1949 by English author George Orwell.
The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (officially Sveriges riksbanks pris i ekonomisk vetenskap till Alfred Nobels minne, or the Swedish National Bank's Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel), commonly referred to as the Nobel Prize in Economics, is an award for outstanding contributions to the field of economics, and generally regarded as the most prestigious award for that field.
The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish, Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is one of the five Nobel Prizes created by the Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry (Nobelpriset i kemi) is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to scientists in the various fields of chemistry.
The Nobel Prize in Literature (Nobelpriset i litteratur) is a Swedish literature prize that has been awarded annually, since 1901, to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction" (original Swedish: "den som inom litteraturen har producerat det mest framstående verket i en idealisk riktning").
The Nobel Prize in Physics (Nobelpriset i fysik) is a yearly award given by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for those who conferred the most outstanding contributions for mankind in the field of physics.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Nobelpriset i fysiologi eller medicin), administered by the Nobel Foundation, is awarded once a year for outstanding discoveries in the fields of life sciences and medicine.
Manuel Leuterio de Castro Jr. (born July 6, 1949), better known as Noli de Castro or "Kabayan" Noli de Castro, is a Filipino journalist, politician and was elected as senator in 2001 and as the 12th Vice President of the Philippines from 2004 until 2010, under the presidency of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Norm Mitchell (born 30 June 1949) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
The North Atlantic Treaty, signed in Washington, D.C. on 4 April 1949, is the treaty establishing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
In the ancient astronomy, it is the cusp day between Scorpio and Sagittarius.
This day marks the approximate midpoint of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and of spring in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the September equinox).
A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb).
Blessed Nykyta Budka (Никита Будка aka Nikita, Mykyta, or Nicetas Budka, June 7, 1877, Dobromirka, Austria-Hungary – October 1, 1949, Karaganda, USSR) was a clergyman of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church who lived and worked in Austria-Hungary, Canada, Poland, and the Soviet Union.
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States.
Operation Priboi ("Coastal Surf") was the code name for the Soviet mass deportation from the Baltic states on 25–28 March 1949.
Orapin Chaiyakan was the first woman to be elected to hold a post in the Parliament of Thailand.
Ottmar Hitzfeld (born 12 January 1949 in Lörrach, Baden) is a German former football player (striker) and retired manager, nicknamed der General (“the general”), and “Gottmar Hitzfeld” (a pun on Gott, which is the German word for “god”).
Owen Seymour Arthur, PC (born 17 October 1949) is a Barbadian politician who was Prime Minister of Barbados from 6 September 1994 to 20 January 1999; 20 January 1999 to 21 May 2003; and from 21 May 2003 to 15 January 2008.
Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria (1 December 19492 December 1993) was a Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist.
Palermo (Sicilian: Palermu, Panormus, from Πάνορμος, Panormos) is a city of Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of Palermo.
Pamela Suzette Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an American actress.
Pamela Reed (born April 2, 1949) is an American actress.
Pamela Helen Stephenson, Lady Connolly (born 4 December 1949) is a New Zealand-born Australian.
Pamir, a four-masted barque, was one of the famous Flying P-Liner sailing ships of the German shipping company F. Laeisz.
Pandeli Evangjeli (January 6, 1859 – September 14, 1949) was an Albanian politician and 7th Prime Minister of Albania twice.
Panos Mihalopoulos (Πάνος Μιχαλόπουλος; born 15 January 1949) is a Greek actor, who has appeared during the last three decades in movies and television series.
Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba (14 June 1949 – 24 April 2016), known professionally as Papa Wemba, was a Congolese singer and musician who played Congolese rumba, soukous, and ndombolo.
Parveen Babi (4 April 1949 – 20 January 2005) was a popular Indian Hindi/Hindustani film actress, who appeared in 60 feature films and is most remembered for her glamorous roles alongside top heroes of the 1970s and early 1980s in blockbusters such as Deewaar, Amar Akbar Anthony, Namak Halaal, Suhaag and Shaan.
Patrick Condell (born 23 November 1949) is a writer, polemicist, and former stand-up comedian.
Patrick James Rice, MBE (born 17 March 1949) is a Northern Irish former footballer and coach.
Patricia Ryan (February 25, 1921 - February 15, 1949) was a child performer and an actress in old-time radio.
Patrick Duffy (born March 17, 1949) is an American actor, best known for his role on the CBS primetime soap opera Dallas, where he played Bobby Ewing, the youngest son of Miss Ellie and the nicest brother of J.R. Ewing (played by Barbara Bel Geddes and Larry Hagman respectively) from 1978 to 1985 and from 1986 to 1991.
Patrick Lyons (1875–1949) was an Irish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the Bishop of Kilmore from 1937 to 1949.
Patrick Süskind (born 26 March 1949) is a German writer and screenwriter, known best for his internationally famous novel Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, first published during 1985.
Patrick Daniel Tambay (born 25 June 1949 in Paris) is a French former racing driver.
Patti Ann LuPone (born April 21, 1949) is an American actress and singer, best known for her work in stage musicals.
Paul John Manafort Jr. (born April 1, 1949) is an American lobbyist, political consultant and lawyer.
Paul Mares (June 15, 1900 – August 18, 1949), was an American early dixieland jazz cornet & trumpet player, and leader of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings.
Paul Muni (born Frederich Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund; September 22, 1895 – August 25, 1967) was an American stage and film actor who grew up in Chicago.
Paul Bernard Rodgers (born 17 December 1949) is an English singer, songwriter and musician, best known for his success in the 1960s and 1970s as vocalist of Free and Bad Company.
Paul Schultze-Naumburg (10 June 1869 – 19 May 1949) was a German architect, painter, publicist and politician.
Paul Allen Wood Shaffer, CM (born November 28, 1949) is a Canadian singer, composer, actor, author, comedian and multi-instrumentalist who served as David Letterman's musical director, band leader and sidekick on the entire run of both Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993) and Late Show with David Letterman (1993–2015).
Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (born 25 September 1949), credited professionally as Pedro Almodóvar, is a Spanish filmmaker, director, screenwriter, producer, and former actor.
Pedro Paulo Bruno (October 14, 1888 – February 2, 1949) was a Brazilian painter, singer, poet, and landscaper of Italian origin.
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is the armed forces of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Communist Party of China (CPC).
Peter Agre (born January 30, 1949) is an American physician and molecular biologist, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and director of the.
Peter Alexander Makkay (born 30 August 1949 in Brașov, Romania), better known as Peter Maffay, is a Romanian-born German musician.
Peter Nielsen (1876–1949) was a Danish film actor.
Peter Leslie Shilton OBE (born 18 September 1949) is an English former footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who played 18 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the Indianapolis Colts.
Robert Philip "Phil" Braidwood BEng (born 11 July 1949) is a Manx politician, who was formerly a Member of the Legislative Council; he was previously an MHK for Douglas East after winning the Douglas East by-election in 1995 and he continued to top the poll in every General Election since then until his elevation to the Legislative Council in 2010, which sparked a by-election won by Chris Robertshaw.
Philip Parris Lynott (20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986) was an Irish musician and songwriter.
The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football franchise based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Philip Jerome Quinn Barry (June 18, 1896 – December 3, 1949) was an American dramatist best known for his plays Holiday (1928) and The Philadelphia Story (1939), which were both made into films starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.
Philip Michael Thomas (born May 26, 1949) is an American retired actor and musician.
Philippe Starck (born January 18, 1949) is a French designer known since the start of his career in the 1980s for his interior, product, industrial and architectural design including furniture.
Philippe Toussaint (born 30 June 1949) was one of Belgium's most successful golfers.
Phyllis Ann George (born June 25, 1949), Miss America 1971 and Miss Texas 1970, is an American businesswoman, actress, and former sportscaster.
Major Pierre Buyoya (born 24 November 1949 in Rutovu, Bururi Province) is a Burundian politician who has ruled Burundi twice, from 1987 to 1993 and from 1996 to 2003.
Pierre Onfroy de Bréville (21 February 1861 – 24 September 1949) was a French composer.
Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County.
Poe Toaster is a media epithet popularly used to refer to an unidentified person (or more probably two persons in succession, possibly father and son) who, for over seven decades, paid an annual tribute to American author Edgar Allan Poe by visiting the cenotaph marking his original grave in Baltimore, Maryland, in the early hours of January 19, Poe's birthday.
Ponciano A. Bernardo (December 2, 1905 – April 28, 1949) was a Filipino engineer and politician who served as mayor of Quezon City, holding the position from 1947 until his death in 1949.
The pope (papa from πάππας pappas, a child's word for "father"), also known as the supreme pontiff (from Latin pontifex maximus "greatest priest"), is the Bishop of Rome and therefore ex officio the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.
Pope Paul VI (Paulus VI; Paolo VI; born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini; 26 September 1897 – 6 August 1978) reigned from 21 June 1963 to his death in 1978.
The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound and less commonly referred to as Sterling, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.
Pramod Vyankatesh Mahajan (30 October 1949 – 3 May 2006) was an Indian politician from Maharashtra.
The President of Brazil, officially the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil (Presidente da República Federativa do Brasil) or simply the President of the Republic, is both the head of state and the head of government of the Federative Republic of Brazil.
The President of the Republic of Chile (Presidente de la República de Chile) is the head of state and the head of government of the Republic of Chile.
The President of East Timor – officially the President of the Democratic Republic of East Timor (Presidente da República Democrática de Timor-Leste, Prezidente Republika Demokratika Timor-Leste) – is the head of state in East Timor, elected by popular vote for a five-year term.
The President of Ireland (Uachtarán na hÉireann) is the head of state of the Republic of Ireland and the Supreme Commander of the Irish Defence Forces.
The President of the State of Israel (נְשִׂיא מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, Nesi Medinat Yisra'el, or נְשִׂיא הַמְדִינָה, Nesi HaMedina, literally President of the State) is the head of state of Israel.
The President of the Republic of Peru (Presidente de la República del Perú) is the head of state and head of government of Peru and represents the republic in official international matters.
The President of the Republic of Poland (Prezydent Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, shorter form: Prezydent RP) is the head of state of Poland.
The President of the Portuguese Republic (Presidente da República Portuguesa) is the executive head of state of Portugal.
The President of the Republic of South Africa is the head of state and head of government under the Constitution of South Africa.
The President of Syria is the head of state of the Syrian Arab Republic.
President of the Republic (Presidente de la República) was the title of the head of state during the Second Spanish Republic (1931–39).
Presbyter is, in the Bible, a synonym for bishop (episkopos), referring to a leader in local Church congregations.
A primate is a mammal of the order Primates (Latin: "prime, first rank").
The Prime Minister of Albania (Kryeministri i Shqipërisë), officially styled the Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania (Kryeministri i Republikës së Shqipërisë), is the head of government of the Republic of Albania and as well the most powerful and influential person in Albanian politics.
The Prime Minister of Australia (sometimes informally abbreviated to PM) is the head of government of Australia.
The Prime Minister of Barbados is the head of government of Barbados.
The Prime Minister of Bulgaria (Министър-председател, Ministar-predsedatel) is the head of government of Bulgaria.
The Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic (Πρωθυπουργός της Ελληνικής Δημοκρατίας, Pro̱thypourgós ti̱s Elli̱nikí̱s Di̱mokratías), colloquially referred to as the Prime Minister of Greece (Πρωθυπουργός της Ελλάδας, Pro̱thypourgós ti̱s Elládas), is the head of government of the Hellenic Republic and the leader of the Greek cabinet.
The Prime Minister of Iran was a political post in Iran that had existed during several different periods of time starting with the Qajar era (when the country was internationally known as Persia) until its most recent revival from 1979 to 1989 following the Iranian Revolution.
The Prime Minister of Israel (רֹאשׁ הַמֶּמְשָׁלָה, Rosh HaMemshala, lit. Head of the Government, Hebrew acronym: רה״מ; رئيس الحكومة, Ra'īs al-Ḥukūma) is the head of government of Israel and the most powerful figure in Israeli politics.
The President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic (Italian: Presidente del Consiglio dei ministri della Repubblica Italiana), commonly referred to in Italy as Presidente del Consiglio, or informally as Premier and known in English as the Prime Minister of Italy, is the head of government of the Italian Republic.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand (Te Pirimia o Aotearoa) is the head of government of New Zealand.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan (وزِیرِ اعظم —,; lit. "Grand Vizier") is the head of government of Pakistan and designated as the "chief executive of the Republic".
The President of the Council of Ministers (Polish: Prezes Rady Ministrów), colloquially referred to as the Prime Minister of Poland (Polish: Premier Polski), is the leader of the cabinet and the head of government of Poland.
Prime Minister (Portuguese: Primeiro-Ministro) is the current title of the head of government of Portugal.
The Prime Minister of the Government of Romania (Prim-ministrul Guvernului României) is the head of the Government of Romania.
The Prime Minister (statsminister, literally "Minister of the State") is the head of government in Sweden.
The Prime Minister of Syria is the head of state of the Syrian Arab Republic.
The Prime Minister (นายกรัฐมนตรี) of Thailand is the head of government of Thailand.
Prince August Wilhelm Heinrich Günther Viktor of Prussia (29 January 1887 – 25 March 1949), called "Auwi", was the fourth son of Emperor Wilhelm II, German Emperor by his first wife, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein.
Don Carlos, Prince of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Infante of Spain (Full Italian name: Carlo Maria Francesco d'Assisi Pasquale Ferdinando Antonio di Padova Francesco de Paola Alfonso Andrea Avelino Tancredi, Principe di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Infante di Spagna; 10 November 1870,, Bolzano, Italy – 11 November 1949, Seville, Spain) was the son of Prince Alfonso of the Two Sicilies, Count of Caserta and his wife Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and nephew of the last King of the Two Sicilies, Francis II.
Prince Harald of Denmark (Harald Christian Frederik; 8 October 1876 – 30 March 1949) was a member of the Danish Royal Family.
Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria (22 October 1859 – 23 November 1949), was a member of the Bavarian Royal House of Wittelsbach and a General of Cavalry.
Prince Philip of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (Filippo Maria Alfonso Antonio Ferdinando Francesco di Paola Lodovico Enrico Alberto Taddeo Francesco Saverio Uberto; 10 December 1885 – 9 March 1949) was a member of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and a Prince of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.
Professional wrestling (often shortened to pro wrestling or simply wrestling) is a form of sports entertainment which combines athletics with theatrical performance.
Quebec (Québec)According to the Canadian government, Québec (with the acute accent) is the official name in French and Quebec (without the accent) is the province's official name in English; the name is.
Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970.
Aishwarya Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shah (ऐश्वर्या राज्य लक्ष्मी देवी शाह) (7 November 1949 – 1 June 2001) was the Queen of Nepal from 1972 to 2001 also referred as Bada Maharani.
Raimond Valgre (born Raimond Tiisel; 7 October 1913 – 31 December 1949) was an Estonian composer and musician, whose songs have become some of the most well known in Estonia.
Rainier III (born Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi; 31 May 1923 – 6 April 2005) ruled the Principality of Monaco for almost 56 years, making him one of the longest ruling monarchs in European history.
Ramón Briones Luco (1872–1949) was a Chilean lawyer and radical politician.
The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974.
Robert Randolph "Randy" Neugebauer (born December 24, 1949) is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for, having served from a special election in 2003 to 2017.
Randy Yeuell Owen (born December 13, 1949) is an American country music artist.
Rasim Delić (4 February 1949 – 16 April 2010) was the Chief of Staff of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The RDS-1 (РДС-1), also known as Izdeliye 501 (device 501) and First Lightning, was the nuclear bomb used in the Soviet Union's first nuclear weapon test.
Redmond 'Red' Symons (born 13 June 1949) is an English-born Australian musician, and television and radio personality.
Reginald Leslie Hine (25 September 1883 – 14 April 1949) FSA, FRHS was a solicitor and historian whose writings centred on the market-town of Hitchin in Hertfordshire and its environs.
A republic (res publica) is a form of government in which the country is considered a "public matter", not the private concern or property of the rulers.
Ireland (Éire), also known as the Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland.
The Republican People's Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, CHP) is a Kemalist and social-democratic political party in Turkey.
The Revolutionary Communist Party of India (ভাৰতৰ বিপ্লৱী কমিউনিষ্ট পাৰ্টি ভারতের বিপ্লবী কমিউনিষ্ট পার্টি റെവല്യൂഷനറി കമ്മ്യൂണിസ്റ്റ് പാർട്ടി ഓഫ് ഇന്ത്യ) (abbreviated RCPI,.চি.পি.আই..সি.পি.আই. ർ.സി.പി..) is a small political party in India.
Rex Ellingwood Beach (September 1, 1877 – December 7, 1949) was an American novelist, playwright, and Olympic water polo player.
Rex James Hunt (born 7 March 1949) is an Australian television and radio personality, and a former Australian rules football player.
The rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) is one of the best-known species of Old World monkeys.
Richard Morgan Fliehr (born February 25, 1949), better known as Ric Flair, is an American professional wrestling manager and retired professional wrestler signed to WWE under its Legends program.
Richard Theodore Otcasek (born March 23, 1944 or 1949) (sources differ) known as Ric Ocasek, is an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer.
Richard Dix (July 18, 1893 – September 20, 1949) was an American motion picture actor who achieved popularity in both silent and sound film.
Richard Tiffany Gere (born August 31, 1949) is an American actor and humanitarian activist.
Richard Lester Meyers (born October 2, 1949), better known by his stage name Richard Hell, is an American singer, songwriter, bass guitarist and writer.
Richard Rogler (born 19 September 1949 in Selb) is an award-winning German Kabarett artist and professor of Kabarett at the University of the Arts in Berlin.
Richard Georg Strauss (11 June 1864 – 8 September 1949) was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras.
Richard Thompson, OBE (born 3 April 1949) is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Richard Lewis Springthorpe (born 23 August 1949) is an Australian singer, instrumentalist, songwriter, actor and author, known by his stage name Rick Springfield.
Richard Francis "Rick" Vito (born October 13, 1949 in Darby, Pennsylvania, United States) is an American guitarist and singer.
Richard Christopher "Rick" Wakeman (born 18 May 1949) is an English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, and author.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! is an American franchise, founded by Robert Ripley, which deals in bizarre events and items so strange and unusual that readers might question the claims.
Rob Cohen (born March 12, 1949) is an American director of film and television, producer and screenwriter.
Robert Wickens "Robbin" Thompson (June 16, 1949 – October 10, 2015) was an American singer-songwriter based in Richmond, Virginia.
Robert Pierre Frédéric Boudrioz (12 February 1887 – 22 June 1949) was a French screenwriter and film director.
Robert Lindsay Stevenson (born 13 December 1949), known professionally as Robert Lindsay, is an English actor.
Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, (20 December 189415 May 1978), was an Australian politician who twice served as Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1939 to 1941 and again from 1949 to 1966.
Robert Allen Palmer (19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003) was an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer.
LeRoy Robert Ripley (December 25, 1890 – May 27, 1949) was an American cartoonist, entrepreneur, and amateur anthropologist who is known for creating the Ripley's Believe It or Not! newspaper panel series, radio show, and television show which feature odd facts from around the world.
Robin Hugh Gibb (22 December 1949 – 20 May 2012) was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, who gained worldwide fame as a member of the pop group the Bee Gees.
Rockefeller Center is a large complex consisting of 19 commercial buildings covering between 48th and 51st Streets, facing Fifth Avenue, in New York City.
A rocket (from Italian rocchetto "bobbin") is a missile, spacecraft, aircraft or other vehicle that obtains thrust from a rocket engine.
Rodgers and Hammerstein refers to composer Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) and lyricist-dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960), who together were an influential, innovative and successful American musical theatre writing team.
Roger Meddows Taylor (born 26 July 1949) is an English musician, singer and songwriter.
Blessed Roman Lysko (Роман Лиско; August 14, 1914 – October 14, 1949) was a Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest and martyr.
Ronaldo Ramos Caiado (Anápolis, September 25, 1949) is a Brazilian politician.
Ronnie Carl Hellström (born 21 February 1949 in Malmö) is a former Swedish football goalkeeper.
Ronald "Ronnie" Ray Smith (March 28, 1949 – March 31, 2013) was an American athlete, winner of the gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay at the 1968 Summer Olympics.
Rosa Elena Galván Valles (born 1 July 1949) is a Mexican politician from the National Action Party.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
Russell Doubleday (May 26, 1872 in Brooklyn – June 14, 1949 at Glen Cove, Long Island) was an American author, editor and publisher, the brother of Frank Nelson Doubleday and son of William Edwards Doubleday and Ellen Maria "Ella" Dickinson.
Russell Charles Hitchcock (born 15 June 1949) is an Australian musician and vocalist for soft rock duo Air Supply.
The term "sailing ship" is most often used to describe any large vessel that uses sails to harness the power of wind.
Saint Peter (Syriac/Aramaic: ܫܸܡܥܘܿܢ ܟܹ݁ܐܦ݂ܵܐ, Shemayon Keppa; שמעון בר יונה; Petros; Petros; Petrus; r. AD 30; died between AD 64 and 68), also known as Simon Peter, Simeon, or Simon, according to the New Testament, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, leaders of the early Christian Great Church.
Saint Peter's tomb is a site under St. Peter's Basilica that includes several graves and a structure said by Vatican authorities to have been built to memorialize the location of Saint Peter's grave.
Salvatore Giuliano (Sicilian: Turiddu or Sarvaturi Giulianu) (16 November 1922 – 5 July 1950) was a Sicilian bandit, who rose to prominence in the disorder which followed the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943.
Samuel Grosvenor Wood (July 10, 1883 – September 22, 1949) was an American film director and producer, who was best known for directing such Hollywood hits as A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and The Pride of the Yankees.
Samuel Nelson (born 1 April 1949) is a former footballer who played as a left back in the Football League for Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion.
Samuel Putnam (October 10, 1892 – January 15, 1950) was an American translator and scholar of Romance languages.
San Marino is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, incorporated on April 12, 1913 The city is located in the San Rafael Hills.
Sandra Lee Scheuer (August 11, 1949 - May 4, 1970) was a student at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, when she was killed by a stray bullet fired by Ohio National Guardsmen in the Kent State shootings.
Desmond Sanford "Sandy" Hawley, CM (born April 16, 1949 in Oshawa, Ontario) is a Canadian Hall of Fame jockey.
Santiago Alba Bonifaz (23 December 1872, Zamora – 8 April 1949) was a Spanish politician and lawyer.
Sawnie Robertson Aldredge (November 13, 1890 – May 13, 1949), attorney and judge, was mayor of Dallas from 1921 to 1923.
São Miguel Island (named for the Archangel Michael or, literally, Portuguese for Saint Michael), is also referred to locally as "The Green Island", is the largest and most populous island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.
Knud Torben Christensen (born 19 December 1949), better known by his stage name Sebastian, is a Danish singer, guitarist and composer.
Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique (born 1 December 1949) is a Chilean politician and businessman.
The second inauguration of Harry S. Truman as President of the United States was held on Thursday, January 20, 1949.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UNSG or just SG) is the head of the United Nations Secretariat, one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.
Arsénio Rodrigues Jardim (born 1 July 1949 in Sá da Bandeira, Portuguese Angola), commonly known as Seninho, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a forward.
It is frequently the day of the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
It is frequently the day of the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
Sergey Nikolayevich Volkov (Сергей Николаевич Волков; 19 April 1949 – 31 August 1990) was a Soviet figure skater.
Sevasti Qiriazi (also known as Sevasti Qiriazi-Dako), 1871 - 30 August 1949, was an Albanian patriot and pioneer of Albanian female education.
Sir Edward Seymour Hicks (30 January 1871 – 6 April 1949), better known as Seymour Hicks, was a British actor, music hall performer, playwright, screenwriter, actor-manager and producer.
The Shamrock was a hotel constructed between 1946 and 1949 by wildcatter Glenn McCarthy southwest of downtown Houston, Texas next to the Texas Medical Center.
Shane Molloy (born 21 June 1949) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Fitzroy in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
Shaukat Aziz (شوکت عزیز) (born 6 March 1949 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan) is a Pakistani economist and financier who served as 18th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 20 August 2004 to 15 November 2007, as well as the Finance Minister of Pakistan from 6 November 1999 to 15 November 2007.
Shaun Garnett (born 22 November 1969, Wallasey, Cheshire) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender.
Shelley Alexis Duvall (born July 7, 1949) is an American former actress, producer, writer and singer.
Shelley Lee Long (born August 23, 1949) is an American actress.
Shlomo Artzi (שלמה ארצי) is an Israeli folk rock singer-songwriter.
Sicily (Sicilia; Sicìlia) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Sidney Olcott (September 20, 1872 – December 16, 1949) was a Canadian-born film producer, director, actor and screenwriter.
Susan Alexandra Weaver (born October 8, 1949), known professionally as Sigourney Weaver, is an American actress.
Sigrid Undset (20 May 1882 – 10 June 1949) was a Norwegian novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928.
Silvio Romeo Aquino (born 30 June 1949 in Guazapa) was a former football player from El Salvador who was one of the three non-playing members of his country's squad at the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.
Simon (c. 1947 – 28 November 1949) was the ship's cat who served on the Royal Navy sloop HMS ''Amethyst''.
Simon Findlay Crean (born 26 February 1949) is a former Australian politician and trade unionist.
Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira, better known as Simone, is a Brazilian singer and a major performer of Música popular brasileira (MPB) who has recorded more than 31 albums.
Sir Douglas Alexander, 1st Baronet (4 July 1864 – 22 May 1949) was a British-born Canadian industrialist.
Datuk Siringan bin Gubat (28 November 1949 – 20 March 2018) was a Malaysian politician.
Mary Elizabeth "Sissy" Spacek (born December 25, 1949) is an American actress and singer.
Slavoj Žižek (born 21 March 1949) is a Slovenian continental philosopher.
The Smith Act trials of Communist Party leaders were a series of federal prosecutions conducted from 1949 to 1958 in which leaders of the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) were accused of violating the Smith Act, a statute which imposed penalties on those who advocated violent overthrow of the government.
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Souleymane Kante or Solomana Kante (1922-November 23, 1987, ߛߏߎߟߋߦߑߡߊߣߋ ߞߊ߲ߕߋ) was a Guinean writer and inventor of the N'Ko alphabet for the Manding languages of Africa.
Solomon Robert Guggenheim (February 2, 1861 – November 3, 1949) was an American businessman and art collector.
"Some Enchanted Evening" is a show tune from the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific.
Soukous (from French secouer, "to shake") is a popular genre of dance music from the Congo Basin.
South Dakota is a U.S. state in the Midwestern region of the United States.
South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan.
Southampton is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire, England.
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.
Olympic Valley, California (also known as Squaw Valley) is an unincorporated community located in Placer County northwest of Tahoe City along California State Highway 89 on the banks of the Truckee River near Lake Tahoe.
Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.
John Stanley Hansen II (born August 29, 1949) is an American actor, author and retired professional wrestler.
Stanley Allison "Stan" Rogers (November 29, 1949 – June 2, 1983) was a Canadian folk musician and songwriter.
Stanisław Grabski (April 5, 1871 in Borów, Łowicz County – May 6, 1949 in Sulejówek) was a Polish economist and politician, member of the Sejm, associated with the National Democracy political camp.
Stanislas Blanchard (December 2, 1871 – December 7, 1949) was a Canadian politician and gentleman.
Status Quo are an English rock band who play a brand of boogie rock.
The Statute of the Council of Europe (also known as the Treaty of London (1949)) is a treaty that was signed on 5 May 1949, which created the Council of Europe.
Stephen Ray Perry (born January 22, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
Steven John Bator (October 22, 1949 – June 4, 1990), better known by his stage name Stiv Bators, was an American punk rock vocalist and guitarist from Girard, Ohio.
A stored-program computer is a computer that stores program instructions in electronic memory.
Stoyan Petrov Danev (Стоян Петров Данев) (28 January 1858, in Şumnu, Ottoman Empire (today Shumen) – 30 July 1949) was a leading Bulgarian liberal politician and twice Prime Minister.
Stuart James Pearson (born 21 June 1949 in Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire) is an English former football player.
Studio 8H is a television studio located in New York City in the United States.
Sue Draheim (August 17, 1949 – April 11, 2013) was an American fiddler, boasting a more than forty year musical career in the US and the UK.
was a Japanese lawyer, politician and cabinet minister noted for his prosecution of high-profile cases of political crimes and thought crimes under the Peace Preservation Laws of the 1930s Empire of Japan.
Sukarno (born Kusno Sosrodihardjo; 6 June 1901 – 21 June 1970) was the first President of Indonesia, serving in office from 1945 to 1967.
The Superga air disaster occurred on 4 May 1949, when a Fiat G.212 of Avio Linee Italiane (Italian Airlines), carrying the entire Torino football team (popularly known as the Grande Torino), crashed into the retaining wall at the back of the Basilica of Superga, which stands on a hill on the outskirts of Turin.
The Supreme Court of the Philippines (Kataas-taasang Hukuman ng Pilipinas; colloquially referred to as Korte Suprema) is the highest court in the Philippines.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (born 9 September 1949) (pronounced) is an Indonesian politician and retired Army general officer who was the President of Indonesia from 2004 to 2014.
Suthep Po-ngam (สุเทพ โพธิ์งาม), also known by his stage name Thep Po-ngam (เทพ โพธิ์งาม), is a Thai comedian, actor, film director and screenwriter.
Sverre Årnes (born 14 May 1949) is a Norwegian writer who, since 1978, has written 178 serial novels pr.
Svetislav Pešić (Светислав Пешић, born August 28, 1949), also known by his nickname Kari, is a Serbian professional basketball head coach for FC Barcelona Lassa of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague.
Syed Zafarul Hasan (14 February 1885 – 19 June 1949) was a prominent twentieth-century Muslim philosopher.
Syria (سوريا), officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic (الجمهورية العربية السورية), is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest.
Taipei, officially known as Taipei City, is the capital and a special municipality of Taiwan (officially known as the Republic of China, "ROC").
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.
Ibrahim Gelar Datuk Sutan Malaka (Jawi: إبراهيم ڬلر داتوق سوتن ملاك; June 2, 1897 – February 21, 1949, usually called Tan Malaka, Jawi: تن ملاك) was a teacher, Indonesian philosopher, founder of Struggle Union (Persatuan Perjuangan) and Murba Party, independent guerrilla, Indonesian fighter, and Indonesian national hero.
Aarne Tapani Kansa (born 9 March 1949 in Hamina, Finland) is a Finnish singer.
Edwin John Alley (30 July 1881 – 18 July 1949) was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
Tan Sri Dato' Seri Tengku Azlan ibni Sultan Abu Bakar (born 21 July 1949) is a former Malaysian politician and was the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Jerantut constituency in Pahang from 1999 to 2013.
A test match in rugby union is an international match, usually played between two senior national teams, that is recognised as such by at least one of the teams' national governing bodies.
Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a unitary state at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces.
Thaksin Shinawatra (ทักษิณ ชินวัตร,,; born 26 July 1949) is a Thai and Montenegrin businessman and politician.
The Guess Who are a Canadian rock band, formed in Winnipeg in 1965.
The Third Man is a 1949 British film noir directed by Carol Reed and written by Graham Greene.
The Waitresses were an experimental post-punk band from Akron, Ohio, known for their singles "I Know What Boys Like" and "Christmas Wrapping".
Themistoklis Sofoulis or Sophoulis (24 November 1860 – 24 June 1949) was a prominent centrist Greek politician from Samos Island, who served three times as Prime Minister of Greece, belonging to the centre-left wing of the Liberal Party, which he led for many years.
Theodoros Natsinas (Θεόδωρος Νάτσινας; 8 July 1872 - 2 February 1949) was a Greek teacher.
Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (21 December 1949 – 15 October 1987) was a Burkinabé pro-people revolutionary, Marxist, pan-Africanist and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987.
Timotheos Evangelinidis (Τιμόθεος Ευαγγελινίδης; Polichnitos, Lesbos, 23 April 1880 – Istanbul, 6 October 1949), was a Greek priest and Greek Orthodox bishop who presided over the Metropolis of Australia and New Zealand from 1931 to 1947, and the Metropolis of Rhodes from 1947 to 1949.
Tokyo Rose (alternative spelling Tokio Rose) was a name given by Allied troops in the South Pacific during World War II to all female English-speaking radio broadcasters of Japanese propaganda.
The, which is called or TSE/TYO for short, is a stock exchange located in Tokyo, Japan.
Tom Berenger (born Thomas Michael Moore; May 31, 1949) is an American television and motion picture actor.
Thomas William Owens (born June 28, 1949) is a retired American professional basketball player.
Tom Verlaine (born Thomas Miller, December 13, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the frontman of the New York City rock band Television.
Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, composer and actor.
Tomaž (Tomo) Pisanski (born May 24, 1949 in Ljubljana, Slovenia) is a Slovenian mathematician working mainly in discrete mathematics and graph theory.
Tommi Salmelainen (born January 29, 1949) is a Finnish hockey left winger who played for HIFK.
Thomas Reginald "Tommy" Handley (17 January 1892 – 9 January 1949) was a British comedian, mainly known for the BBC radio programme It's That Man Again ("ITMA").
Thomas Erdelyi (born Tamás Erdélyi; January 29, 1949 – July 11, 2014), known professionally as Tommy Ramone, was a Hungarian American record producer, musician, and songwriter.
Traicho Kostov Djunev (Трайчо Костов Джунев; 17 June 1897, Sofia – 16 December 1949) was a Bulgarian politician, former President of the Council of Ministers and General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party.
Trevor Charles Horn (born 15 July 1949) is an English bassist, singer, songwriter, music producer, and recording studio and label owner.
Turkey (Türkiye), officially the Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti), is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe.
Lesley Lawson (née Hornby; born 19 September 1949) is an English model, actress, and singer widely known by the nickname Twiggy.
A typhoon is a mature tropical cyclone that develops between 180° and 100°E in the Northern Hemisphere.
Karl Emil Julius Ulrich Salchow (7 August 1877 – 19 April 1949) was a Swedish figure skater, who dominated the sport in the first decade of the 20th century.
Ultra high frequency (UHF) is the ITU designation for radio frequencies in the range between 300 megahertz (MHz) and 3 gigahertz (GHz), also known as the decimetre band as the wavelengths range from one meter to one decimeter.
Umberto Brunelleschi (June 21, 1879 - February 16, 1949) was an Italian artist.
During the American Civil War, the Union Army referred to the United States Army, the land force that fought to preserve the Union of the collective states.
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order.
The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.
The Secretary of Defense (SecDef) is the leader and chief executive officer of the Department of Defense, the executive department of the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprise the legislature of the United States.
The University of Cambridge (informally Cambridge University)The corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.
Created in December 1949, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is a relief and human development agency which supports more than 5 million registered Palestinian refugees, and their descendants, who fled or were expelled from their homes during the 1948 Palestine war as well as those who fled or were expelled during and following the 1967 Six Day war.
Utah is a state in the western United States.
Uwe Kliemann (born 30 June 1949 in Berlin) is a retired German football player and coach.
The V-2 (Vergeltungswaffe 2, "Retribution Weapon 2"), technical name Aggregat 4 (A4), was the world's first long-range guided ballistic missile.
Valerio Bacigalupo (12 March 1924 – 4 May 1949) was an Italian footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Valeriy Pylypovych Borzov (Валерій Пилипович Борзов, Валерий Филиппович Борзов, Valeriy Filippovich Borzov; born 20 October 1949) is a Ukrainian former sprint athlete who competed for the Soviet Union.
Valery Yakovlevich Leontiev (Валерий Яковлевич Леонтьев; born 19 March 1949 in Ust-Usa, Komi ASSR, RSFSR, Soviet Union) is a Soviet and Russian pop singer whose popularity peaked in the early 1980s.
Vatican City (Città del Vaticano; Civitas Vaticana), officially the Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City (Stato della Città del Vaticano; Status Civitatis Vaticanae), is an independent state located within the city of Rome.
Véronique Sanson (full name, Véronique Marie Line Sanson, born 24 April 1949 in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, France) is a three-time Victoires de la Musique Award-winning French singer-songwriter, musician, and producer with an avid following in her native country.
Vítězslav Novák (5 December 1870 – 18 July 1949) was a Czech composer and pedagogue.
Vehbi Akdağ (born 1 January 1949) is a Turkish wrestler and Olympic silver medalist in Freestyle wrestling.
Vera Ellen Wang (born June 27, 1949) is an American fashion designer based in New York City.
Veronica A. Cartwright (born 20 April 1949) is an English-born American actress who has worked mainly in American film and television in a career spanning six decades.
The Vice President of the Philippines (Pangalawang Pangulo ng Pilipinas, informally referred to as Bise Presidente ng Pilipinas) or in (Vicepresidente de Filipinas) is the second-highest executive official of the government of the Philippines, after the President.
Viceland (stylized as VICELAND; formerly History International and then H2) is an American pay television channel owned by a joint venture majority-owned by A&E Networks (who owns a 10% stake in Vice Media, alongside a separate 10% stake owned directly by A&E's co-owner Disney).
Blessed Vicenta Chávez Orozco (6 February 1867 - 30 July 1949) - in religious María Vicenta de Santa Dorotea - was a Mexican Roman Catholic professed religious and the founder of the Servants of the Holy Spirit and the Poor.
Victoria Ann "Vicki" Lawrence (born March 26, 1949), sometimes credited as Vicki Lawrence Schultz, is an American actress, comedian, and pop music singer known for the many characters she originated on CBS's The Carol Burnett Show, where she appeared from 1967-78, for the entire series run.
Victor Lonzo Fleming (February 23, 1889 – January 6, 1949) was an American film director, cinematographer, and producer.
Victor Joseph Garber (born March 16, 1949) is a Canadian actor and singer.
Vienna (Wien) is the federal capital and largest city of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria.
Vincenzo Irolli (30 September 1860 – 27 November 1949) was an Italian painter.
Virgilia Lütz (March 27, 1869 – June 8, 1949) was a German Catholic nun who is known for being the reigning Abbess of Nonnberg Abbey from 1921 until her death in 1949.
The Volkswagen Beetle – officially the Volkswagen Type 1, informally in German the Käfer (literally "beetle"), in parts of the English-speaking world the Bug, and known by many other nicknames in other languages – is a two-door, rear-engine economy car, intended for five passengers, that was manufactured and marketed by German automaker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003.
The Volkswagen Type 2, known officially (depending on body type) as the Transporter, Kombi or Microbus, or, informally, as the Bus (US) or Camper (UK), is a forward control panel van introduced in 1950 by the German automaker Volkswagen as its second car model.
Walid Bey Jumblatt (وليد بيك جنبلاط; born 7 August 1949) is a veteran Lebanese politician, the leader of Lebanon's Druze and the current leader of the Progressive Socialist Party.
Wallace Fitzgerald Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an American film actor.
The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), formerly known as the National Naval Medical Center and colloquially referred to as the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Walter Reed, or Navy Med, is a United States' tri-service military medical center, located in the community of Bethesda, Maryland, near the headquarters of the National Institutes of Health.
Walter Rudolf Hess (March 17, 1881 – August 12, 1973) was a Swiss physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1949 for mapping the areas of the brain involved in the control of internal organs.
Walther von Bonstetten (June 5, 1867 in Bern – November 4, 1949) was among the founders and most important members of the Swiss Boy Scout association Schweizer Pfadfinderbund, was elected President (Zentralpräsident des SPB) in 1918 and kept a leading role until 1942.
Wayne Wang (born January 12, 1949) is a Hong Kong-born American film director.
West Germany is the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG; Bundesrepublik Deutschland, BRD) in the period between its creation on 23 May 1949 and German reunification on 3 October 1990.
The Western Pacific Railroad was a Class I railroad in the United States.
Television westerns are a subgenre of the Western, a genre of film, fiction, drama, television programming, etc., in which stories are set primarily in the later half of the 19th century in the American Old West, Western Canada and Mexico during the period from about 1860 to the end of the so-called "Indian Wars".
Jay Vivian Chambers (April 1, 1901 – July 9, 1961), known as Whittaker Chambers, was an American editor who denounced his Communist spying and became respected by the American Conservative movement during the 1950s.
The Wigmore Hall is a concert hall located at 36 Wigmore Street, London.
Wiley Blount Rutledge Jr. (July 20, 1894 – September 10, 1949) was an American educator and justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1943–49).
Wilhelm Adam (15 September 1877 – 8 April 1949) was a German general who served in the Bavarian Army, the Reichswehr and the Wehrmacht.
William Jacob "Will" Cuppy (August 23, 1884 – September 19, 1949) was an American humorist and literary critic, known for his satirical books about nature and historical figures.
Hay in ''The Ghost of St. Michael's'' (1941) William Thomson Hay (6 December 1888 – 18 April 1949) was an English comedian, actor, author, film director and amateur astronomer who came to notice for his theatrical sketch as a jocular schoolmaster, known as Dr.
William C. (Bill) Faure (17 July 1949 – 18 October 1994) was a South African film director and writer, best known for writing and directing Shaka Zulu, a 1986 television mini series.
William Desmond (January 23, 1878 – November 3, 1949) was an Irish-born American actor.
William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi.
William Francis Giauque (May 12, 1895 – March 28, 1982) was an American chemist and Nobel laureate recognized in 1949 for his studies in the properties of matter at temperatures close to absolute zero.
William Wright (January 5, 1911 – January 19, 1949) was an American leading man in films who was most popular in the 1940s when he was typically compared to Clark Gable, whose career was temporarily derailed by World War II.
Willy Rey (born Wilhelmina Rietveld on 25 August 1949 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, died 13 August 1973 in Vancouver, British Columbia) was a Dutch-Canadian model.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 187424 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.
Wolfgang Johannes Puck (né Topfschnig; born July 8, 1949) is an Austrian celebrity chef, restaurateur, and occasional actor.
Women in Thailand were among the first women in Asia who were granted the right to vote in 1932.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
WTVJ, virtual channel 6 (UHF digital channel 31), is an NBC owned-and-operated television station licensed to Miami, Florida, United States and also serving Fort Lauderdale.
Wusong, formerly romanized as Woosung, is a subdistrict of Baoshan in northern Shanghai.
Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the western United States.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut.
The Yangtze, which is 6,380 km (3,964 miles) long, is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world.
Yogyakarta (also Jogja or Jogjakarta; ꦛꦔꦪꦺꦴꦒꦾꦏꦂꦠ; formerly Dutch: Djokjakarta/Djocjakarta or Djokja) is a city on the island of Java in Indonesia.
Yoon Joo-sang (born June 25, 1949) is a South Korean actor.
is a Japanese former volleyball player who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics and in the 1976 Summer Olympics.
(January 4, 1882 – January 8, 1949) was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II.
was a Japanese rapist and serial killer.
Yukon is a city in Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States.
Zhang Haipeng (Hepburn: Chō Kaihō) (1867–1949), was a Chinese Northeastern Army general, who went over to the Japanese during the Invasion of Manchuria and became a general in the Manchukuo Imperial Army of the state of Manchukuo.
The Zimbabwe national rugby union team, nicknamed the Sables, represents the African nation of Zimbabwe in international competition, and is administered by the Zimbabwe Rugby Union.
Zoë Wanamaker (born 13 May 1949) is an English actress.
Zygmunt Zimowski (7 April 1949 – 13 July 2016) was a Polish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas.
The 1700 Cascadia earthquake occurred along the Cascadia subduction zone on January 26 with an estimated moment magnitude of 8.7–9.2.
This year was named by Mitchell Stephens as the greatest year to read newspapers.
In Germany, 1888 is known as the Year of the Three Emperors.
As of March 1 (O.S. February 17), when the Julian calendar acknowledged a leap day and the Gregorian calendar did not, the Julian calendar fell one day further behind, bringing the difference to 13 days until February 28 (O.S. February 15), 2100.
As the second year of the massive Russo-Japanese War began, more than 100,000 died in the largest world battles of that era, and the war chaos lead to a revolution against the Tsar (Shostakovich's 11th Symphony is subtitled The Year 1905 to commemorate this).
According to NASA reports, 1908 was the coldest recorded year since 1880.
A highlight was the race for the South Pole.
This year saw the beginning of what became known as World War I, after an heir to the Austrian throne was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist.
Below, the events of World War I have the "WWI" prefix.
Below, the events of the First World War have the "WWI" prefix.
This year is famous for the end of the First World War, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, as well as for the flu pandemic, that killed 50-100 million people worldwide.
This year also marks the end of the Second World War, the deadliest conflict in human history.
The 1949 Air France Lockheed Constellation crash on 28 October 1949 happened when a Lockheed L-749A-79-46 Constellation of Air France crashed into a mountain while attempting to land at Santa Maria Airport, Azores on a stopover during a scheduled international passenger flight from Paris-Orly Airport to New York City.
The 1949 Ambato earthquake was the largest earthquake in the Western Hemisphere in more than five years.
The 1949 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference was the fourth Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations.
The Inaugural NASCAR Strictly Stock Series Race was the first stock car race sanctioned by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR).
The 1949 Queen Charlotte Islands earthquake struck the sparsely populated Queen Charlotte Islands and the Pacific Northwest coast at 8:01 p.m. PDT on August 21.
The year is associated with the first manned landing on the Moon (Apollo 11).
The year 1983 saw both the official beginning of the Internet and the first mobile cellular telephone call.
The year 1986 was designated as the International Year of Peace by the United Nations.
Important events of 1990 include the Reunification of Germany and the unification of Yemen, the formal beginning of the Human Genome Project (finished in 2003), the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, the separation of Namibia from South Africa, and the Baltic states declaring independence from the Soviet Union amidst Perestroika.
The year 1994 was designated as the "International Year of the Family" and the "International Year of Sport and the Olympic Ideal" by the United Nations.
This was the first year that the Internet was entirely privatized, with the United States government no longer providing public funding.
1998 was designated as the International Year of the Ocean.
1999 was designated as the International Year of Older Persons.
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2017 was designated as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations General Assembly.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
The 21st Academy Awards features numerous firsts.