1949 (MCMXLIX) was a year started on Saturday.
February 17: Four members of the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia (PSUC) shot in Barcelona. Rest of the world
January 1: The United Nations imposes a truce that ends the Indo-Pakistani war of 1947. As a result of this war occurs the isolation and division of Kashmir.
January 4: The Council of Mutual Economic Assistance (COMECON) is created
January 21: Chinese communist troops occupy the city of Beijing.
February 5: Iran dissolves the Tudeh Communist Party.
February 10 - Unionist Conservatives gain parliamentary majority in Ireland.
February 10 - Elia Kazan's play The Death of a Traveler, based on Arthur Miller's play, opens in the United States.
February 16 - UN talks on Berlin between US and USSR delegates begin.
April 1 - Eire leaves the British Commonwealth and becomes the Republic of Ireland.
the Atlantic Pact is signed in Washington.
Creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, in English NATO.
April 23 - Chinese Communist troops occupy the city of Nanjing.
May 5 - Treaty of London signing the Statute of the Council of Europe.
May 9 - Rainier III becomes Prince of Monaco after the death of his grandfather, Louis II.
July 19 - Laos becomes independent from France.
August 8 - Bhutan becomes independent from India.
September 17 - The animated short "Fast and Furry-eggs" premieres featuring the Coyote and the Road Runner from Warner Bros. Studios.
September 27 - The Netherlands formally recognizes Indonesia's independence.
October 1 - Mao Zedong establishes the People's Republic of China, becoming a communist state.
October 7 - Germany is divided into two states.
October 12 - Signing of the Geneva Conventions.
October 25 - London, England: The De Havilland Comet, the first jet aircraft intended for passenger transport, makes a test flight London -Tripoli (Libya) -London in 6 hours and 36 minutes, twice as fast as conventional aircraft.
October 31 - Chiang Kai-shek retreats from Taiwan.
November 8 - Costa Rica enters into force its current Constitution.
November 21 - New York: The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution stating that Libya would become independent from January 1, 1952.
January 1, Algemesí, Ribera Alta: Enric Lluch i Girbés, Valencian writer.
January 30, Istanbul: Lydia Azzopardi, dancer, choreographer, British nationalized costume designer, based in Catalonia.
Valencia: Margarita Pin Arboledas, Valencian politician, has been a member of the Congress of Deputies.
Carlet, Ribera Alta: Eduard J. Verger, Valencian poet and translator.
Portocolom: Gabriel Mestre Oliver, plastic artist and Mallorcan writer.
Barcelona: Joaquim Maria Puyal, PhD in linguistics and radio commentator.
April 6, Barcelona: Núria de Gispert i Català, President of the Parliament of Catalonia (2010 -15).
April 25, Cardedeu, Vallès Oriental: Agustí Asensio i Saurí, illustrator and illustrator of children's books.
May 9, Barcelona: Andreu Martín i Farrero, Catalan writer and screenwriter.
June 7, Vilassar de Dalt, Maresme: Toti Soler, guitarist and singer.
June 8, Catarroja: Toni Artis, Valencian singer.
June 15, Valencia: María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, Spanish politician, vice president of the government during the presidency of the socialist Rodríguez Zapatero.
June 29, Parets del Vallès, Vallès Oriental: Joan Clos i Matheu, politician, mayor of Barcelona, 1997, 2006) and Minister of Industry, Tourism and Trade of Spain.
July 20, Barcelona: María del Carmen Gómez Muntané, musicologist specializing in medieval music and Fr.