1949

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From top to bottom, left to right: British astronomer Fred Hoyle coins the term Big Bang; the North Atlantic Treaty is signed, forming NATO; Police and protesters clach during the 1949 Kemi strike; EDSAC is the second electronic digital stored-program computer to go into regular service; The first Soviet atomic bomb, RDS-1, is made; Devastation after the Prüm explosion in Germany; Wreckage of an Avio Linee Italiane Fiat G.212 after the Superga air disaster; Mao Zedong proclaiming the foundation of the People's Republic of China.
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1949 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1949
MCMXLIX
Ab urbe condita 2702
Armenian calendar 1398
ԹՎ ՌՅՂԸ
Assyrian calendar 6699
Baháʼí calendar 105–106
Balinese saka calendar 1870–1871
Bengali calendar 1356
Berber calendar 2899
British Regnal year 13  Geo. 6   14  Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar 2493
Burmese calendar 1311
Byzantine calendar 7457–7458
Chinese calendar 戊子年 (Earth  Rat)
4646 or 4439
     to 
己丑年 (Earth  Ox)
4647 or 4440
Coptic calendar 1665–1666
Discordian calendar 3115
Ethiopian calendar 1941–1942
Hebrew calendar 5709–5710
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2005–2006
 - Shaka Samvat 1870–1871
 - Kali Yuga 5049–5050
Holocene calendar 11949
Igbo calendar 949–950
Iranian calendar 1327–1328
Islamic calendar 1368–1369
Japanese calendar Shōwa 24
(昭和24年)
Javanese calendar 1880–1881
Juche calendar 38
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4282
Minguo calendar ROC 38
民國38年
Nanakshahi calendar 481
Thai solar calendar 2492
Tibetan calendar 阳土鼠年
(male Earth-Rat)
2075 or 1694 or 922
     to 
阴土牛年
(female Earth-Ox)
2076 or 1695 or 923

1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1949th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 949th year of the 2nd millennium, the 49th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1940s decade.

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Events

January

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January 17: Beetle in U.S.

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

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Konrad Adenauer.

October

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October 1: People's Republic of China is founded.
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Mao Zedong's Proclamation of The People's Republic of China during a Speech on October 1, 1949.
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October 7: The German Democratic Republic is Established.

November

December

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Dec. 16: Sukarno, first President of Indonesia
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Celebration of Joseph Stalin's 70th Birthday (December 21, 1949)

Date unknown

Births

Births
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January

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George Foreman
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Göran Persson
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John Belushi

February

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Brent Spiner
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Niki Lauda
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Simon Crean

March

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Shaukat Aziz
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Alex Higgins
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Slavoj Žižek
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Margareta of Romania
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Michael W. Young

April

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Judith Resnik
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Zygmunt Zimowski
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Massimo D'Alema
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Janet Ågren
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Jessica Lange
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György Gedó
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António Guterres

May

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Billy Joel
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Alan García
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Jim Broadbent
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Jeremy Corbyn
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Tom Berenger

June

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Heather Couper
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Jarosław Kaczyński
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Ebi
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Lionel Richie
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Meryl Streep

July

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Noli de Castro
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Shelley Duvall
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Carl Bildt
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Kgalema Motlanthe
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Alan Menken
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Thaksin Shinawatra
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Jamil Mahuad

August

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Mark Knopfler
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Fernando Collor de Mello
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Beverly Burns
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Phil Lynott
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Vicky Leandros
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Richard Gere

September

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Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
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Bruce Springsteen

October

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Luis Sepúlveda
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Sigourney Weaver
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Owen Arthur
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Benjamin Netanyahu
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Arsène Wenger

November

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Pierre Buyoya
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Bonnie Raitt

December

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Pablo Escobar
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Sebastián Piñera
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Jeff Bridges
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Sissy Spacek

Date unknown

Deaths

January

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Gennaro Righelli
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Yoshijirō Umezu

February

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Niceto Alcalá-Zamora

March

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Sarojini Naidu
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Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia

April

May

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Prince Louis II of Monaco
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Damaskinos of Athens

June

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Themistoklis Sofoulis
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Sigrid Undset

July

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Georgi Dimitrov
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Douglas Hyde
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Ellery Harding Clark
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Nils Östensson

August

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Margaret Mitchell
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Uemura Shōen

September

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Richard Strauss
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Pandeli Evangjeli
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Archbishop Chrysanthus of Athens

October

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Blessed Nykyta Budka
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Saint Laura Montoya
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Blessed Lorenzo Massa

November

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Elena Arizmendi Mejía
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Abdolhossein Hazhir
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Wakatsuki Reijirō

December

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Maria Ouspenskaya
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Lead Belly
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Antoni Ponikowski
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Jack Lovelock

Date unknown

Nobel Prizes

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1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1952nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 952nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 52nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1950s decade.

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">1948</span> Calendar year

1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1948th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 948th year of the 2nd millennium, the 48th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1940s decade.

1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1943rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 943rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 43rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1940s decade.

1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1946th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 946th year of the 2nd millennium, the 46th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1940s decade.

1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1941st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 941st year of the 2nd millennium, the 41st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1940s decade.

1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1968th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 968th year of the 2nd millennium, the 68th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1960s decade.

1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1961st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 961st year of the 2nd millennium, the 61st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1960s decade.

1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1960th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 960th year of the 2nd millennium, the 60th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1960s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">1956</span> Calendar year

1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1956th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 956th year of the 2nd millennium, the 56th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1950s decade.

1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1936th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 936th year of the 2nd millennium, the 36th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1930s decade.

1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1937th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 937th year of the 2nd millennium, the 37th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1930s decade.

1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1962nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 962nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 62nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1960s decade.

1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1932nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 932nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 32nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1930s decade.

1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1923rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 923rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 23rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1920s decade. As of the start of 1923, the Gregorian calendar was 13 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which was relegated that February to use only by churches after Greece adopted the Gregorian calendar.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">1953</span> Calendar year

1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1953rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 953rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 53rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1950s decade.

1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1934th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 934th year of the 2nd millennium, the 34th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1930s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">1954</span> Calendar year

1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1954th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 954th year of the 2nd millennium, the 54th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1950s decade.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">1950</span> Calendar year

1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1950th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 950th year of the 2nd millennium, the 50th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1950s decade.

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