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1949 Historical Event(s)
- January 29, 1949 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Ox in Chinese astrology.
- February 14, 1949 – The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.
- March 2, 1949 – Captain James Gallagher lands his B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute.
- April 4, 1949 – Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
- April 18, 1949 – The aircraft carrier USS United States is laid down at Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding. However, construction is canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals.
- May 5, 1949 – The Treaty of London establishes the Council of Europe in Strasbourg as the first European institution working for European integration.
- May 11, 1949 – Siam officially changes its name to Thailand for the second time. The name had been in use since 1939 but was reverted in 1945.
- August 31, 1949 – The retreat of the Democratic Army of Greece in Albania after its defeat on Gramos mountain marks the end of the Greek Civil War.
- September 6, 1949 – Allied military authorities relinquish control of former Nazi Germany assets back to German control.
- December 27, 1949 – Indonesian National Revolution: The Netherlands officially recognizes Indonesian independence. End of the Dutch East Indies.
Who Were Born On 1949?
- January 10, 1949 – Allu Aravind, Indian film producer
- March 8, 1949 – Karel Lismont, Belgian athlete
- March 19, 1949 – Valery Leontiev, Russian pop singer
- April 3, 1949 – Lyle Alzado, American football player (d. 1992)
- June 18, 1949 – Jarosław Kaczyński, Polish politician
- July 9, 1949 – Jesse Duplantis, American evangelist and author
- August 29, 1949 – Werner Kaiser, German footballer
- September 28, 1949 – Jim Henshaw, Canadian actor and writer
- November 16, 1949 – Arrow, Montserratian soca musician (d. 2010)
- November 26, 1949 – Juanin Clay, American actress (d. 1995)