July 1949 in history

July 1949 events chronologically

Jul 1 The merger of two princely states of India, Cochin and Travancore, into the state of Thiru-Kochi (later re-organized as Kerala) in the Indian Union ends more than 1,000 years of princely rule by the Cochin Royal Family
Jul 20 Israel and Syria sign a truce to end their nineteen-month war
Jul 21 The United States Senate ratifies the North Atlantic Treaty
Jul 27 Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner

Top 7 most famous people born in July 1949

Jul 1 John Farnham an English-born Australian pop singer. Farnham was a teen pop idol from 1964 to 1979, and has since forged a career as an adult contemporary singer. His career has mostly been as a solo artist although he temporarily replaced Glenn Shorrock as lead singer of Little River Band during 1982–1985. In September 1986 his solo single, "You're the Voice" peaked at 1 on the Australian singles charts. The associated album, Whispering Jack, held the 1 position for a total of 25 weeks, and is the highest-selling album in Australian history. Both the single and the album had Top Ten success internationally including 1 in Sweden
Jul 3 Bo Xilai a former Chinese politician. He came to prominence through his tenures as the mayor of Dalian and then the governor of Liaoning. From 2004 to November 2007, he served as Minister of Commerce. Between 2007 and 2012, he served as a member of the Central Politburo and secretary of the Communist Party's Chongqing branch
Jul 15 Carl Bildt a Swedish politician and diplomat who was Prime Minister of Sweden from 1991 to 1994. He was the leader of the liberal conservative Moderate Party from 1986 to 1999. Bildt served as Sweden's Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2014
Jul 19 Kgalema Motlanthe a South African politician who served as President of South Africa between 25 September 2008 and 9 May 2009, following the resignation of Thabo Mbeki.
Jul 22 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates , and constitutional monarch of Dubai.
Jul 26 Thaksin Shinawatra a Thai business tycoon turned politician. He founded Advanced Info Service, Thailand's most successful mobile phone operator. He founded the Thai Rak Thai party in 1998 and became Prime Minister of Thailand from 2001 until 2006 when he was overthrown in a military coup. Thaksin has since lived in self-imposed exile except for a brief visit to Thailand in 2008. He was convicted by the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions of abusing his power to help his wife buy public land at an auction, and was sentenced to two years in jail. Various criminal charges also await him if he returns to Thailand. His younger sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, was the Prime Minister of Thailand from 2011 to 2014
Jul 26 Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He is best known as the drummer of the rock band Queen, but has also served as occasional songwriter and lead vocalist. As a drummer, he is renowned for his unique sound and is considered one of the most influential rock drummers of the 1970s and 1980s. As a songwriter, Taylor contributed songs to the band's albums from the very beginning, composing at least one track on every album, and often singing lead vocals on his own compositions. He wrote or co-wrote three UK number 1s and contributed a further five major hits. He is also commonly known to have been the main writer on the international Top Ten hit 'One Vision', although the track is credited to the whole band. He has collaborated with such artists as Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, Phil Collins, Genesis, Jimmy Nail, Elton John, Gary Numan, Shakin' Stevens, Foo Fighters, Al Stewart, Steve Vai, Yoshiki Hayashi, Cherie, and Bon Jovi. As a producer, he has produced albums by Virginia Wolf, Jimmy Nail and Magnum. He currently resides in Guildford, Surrey, but also has a home in Helford, Cornwall

Top 7 most famous people died in July 1949

Jul 2 Georgi Dimitrov a Bulgarian communist politician. He was the first communist leader of Bulgaria, from 1946 to 1949. Dimitrov led the Third Comintern under Stalin from 1934 to 1943. He was a theorist of capitalism who expanded Lenin's ideas by arguing that fascism was the dictatorship of the most reactionary elements of financial capitalism
Jul 8 Antoun Saadeh a Lebanese philosopher, writer and politician who founded the Syrian Social Nationalist Party.
Jul 12 Douglas Hyde an Irish scholar of the Irish language who served as the first President of Ireland from 1938 to 1945. He was a leading figure in the Gaelic revival, and first president of the Gaelic League, one of the most influential cultural organisations in Ireland at the time
Jul 14 Otto Wächter an Austrian lawyer and Nazi politician and administrative officer. During World War II, he was head of the Civil Administration in the Kraków and Galicia districts in the General Government , before being appointed as head of the German Military Administration in Fascist Italy. For the last two months of the war he was responsible for the non-German forces at the Reich Main Security Office in Berlin. Although he finished his career with the honorary rank of an SS-Gruppenführer , his duties were confined to an administrative role and he was never part of the SS and Police forces in any of the occupied territories
Jul 16 Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov a Russian poet and playwright associated with the Russian Symbolist movement. He was also a philosopher, translator, and literary critic
Jul 18 Vítězslav Novák one of the most well-respected Czech composers and pedagogues, almost singlehandedly founding a mid-century Czech school of composition. Stylistically, he was a leading figure in the Neo-Romanticism movement, and his music has been occasionally considered an early example of Czech modernism
Jul 19 Frank Murphy a politician and jurist from Michigan. He was named to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1940 after a political career as Governor of Michigan and Mayor of Detroit, serving also as the last Governor-General of the Philippines and then the High Commissioner of the Philippines