1949

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October 28, 2021

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 year 10th and final decade of the 1940s. The 1949 denomination for the year has been in use since the early Medieval period, when the Anno Domini (A.D.) calendar era became the common method in Europe for naming years.

Events

February 24 - Arab armistice - Israel March 1 - General Offensive to retake Yogyakarta March 19 - New constitution for Germany March 31 - Newfoundland becomes the last province to become part of Canada. April 4 - Founding of NATO 7 May - Roem - Royen Agreement in Jakarta 17 May - Proclamation of Borneo/Kalimantan 17 May 1949 August 7 - Proclamation of the establishment of the Islamic State of Indonesia in West Java August 12 - Convention on the treatment of victims and prisoners of war August 23 s.d. November 2 - Round Table Conference in The Hague, Netherlands August 29 - Soviet atomic bomb test September 27 - Inauguration of Beijing as the capital of China October 1 - Proclamation of the founding of the People's Republic of China December 27 - Establishment of the Republic of the United States of Indonesia December 27 - Transfer of Sovereignty by the Netherlands to the Republic of the United States of Indonesia The inaugural season of the MotoGP and NASCAR racing series

Birth

July 26 – Roger Meddows-Taylor, drummer for the band Queen September 9 – Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, general, politician, 6th President of Indonesia 16 September – Chrisye, singer from Indonesia (d. 2007) October 14 – Fraser Anning, Australian politician, senator October 21 – Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel October 22 – Arsène Wenger, French football coach November 1 – David Foster, Canadian musician December 11 – Djaja Suparman, former Commander of Kostrad

Death

February 21 - Tan Malaka, Indonesian National Hero (b. 1897) February 24 - Soepeno, minister, National Hero of Indonesia (b. 1916) April 28 - Chairil Anwar, Indonesian poet (b. 1922) May 6 - Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian writer, recipient of the 1911 Nobel Prize in Literature (b. 1862) 7 May - Arie Frederik Lasut, Indonesian National Hero (b. 1918) 30 June - Sam Ratulangi, Indonesian National Hero, first Governor of North Sulawesi (b. 1890) 5 September - Robert Wolter Monginsidi, Indonesian National Hero (b. 1925) 7 September - Elton Mayo, Australian psychologist, sociologist (b. 1880)

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