1949

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.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1949 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1949
MCMXLIX
Ab urbe condita2702
Armenian calendar1398
ԹՎ ՌՅՂԸ
Assyrian calendar6699
Baháʼí calendar105–106
Balinese saka calendar1870–1871
Bengali calendar1356
Berber calendar2899
British Regnal year13 Geo. 6 – 14 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar2493
Burmese calendar1311
Byzantine calendar7457–7458
Chinese calendar戊子年 (Earth Rat)
4646 or 4439
    — to —
己丑年 (Earth Ox)
4647 or 4440
Coptic calendar1665–1666
Discordian calendar3115
Ethiopian calendar1941–1942
Hebrew calendar5709–5710
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2005–2006
 - Shaka Samvat1870–1871
 - Kali Yuga5049–5050
Holocene calendar11949
Igbo calendar949–950
Iranian calendar1327–1328
Islamic calendar1368–1369
Japanese calendarShōwa 24
(昭和24年)
Javanese calendar1880–1881
Juche calendar38
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4282
Minguo calendarROC 38
民國38年
Nanakshahi calendar481
Thai solar calendar2492
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.

Events

January

January 17: Beetle in U.S.

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

Konrad Adenauer.

October

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

November

December

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

Date unknown

Births

Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January

George Foreman
Göran Persson
John Belushi

February

Brent Spiner
Niki Lauda
Simon Crean

March

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

April

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

May

Billy Joel
Alan García
Jim Broadbent
Jeremy Corbyn
Tom Berenger

June

Heather Couper
Jarosław Kaczyński
Ebi
Lionel Richie
Meryl Streep

July

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

August

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

September

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Bruce Springsteen

October

Luis Sepúlveda
Sigourney Weaver
Owen Arthur
Benjamin Netanyahu
Arsène Wenger

November

Pierre Buyoya
Bonnie Raitt

December

Pablo Escobar
Sebastián Piñera
Jeff Bridges
Sissy Spacek

Date unknown

Deaths

January

Gennaro Righelli
Yoshijirō Umezu

February

Niceto Alcalá-Zamora

March

Sarojini Naidu
Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia

April

May

Prince Louis II of Monaco
Damaskinos of Athens

June

Themistoklis Sofoulis
Sigrid Undset

July

Georgi Dimitrov
Douglas Hyde
Ellery Harding Clark
Nils Östensson

August

Margaret Mitchell
Uemura Shōen

September

Richard Strauss
Pandeli Evangjeli
Archbishop Chrysanthus of Athens

October

Blessed Nykyta Budka
Saint Laura Montoya
Blessed Lorenzo Massa

November

Elena Arizmendi Mejía
Abdolhossein Hazhir
Wakatsuki Reijirō

December

Maria Ouspenskaya
Lead Belly
Antoni Ponikowski
Jack Lovelock

Date unknown

Nobel Prizes


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