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Historical Events In 1949

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Aug 06   Luke Appling record of 2,154 (en route to 2,218) games at shortstop in the year 1949.  

Aug 07   In the year 1949 "All after Love" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 121 perfs  

Aug 08   Bhutan, land of the Dragon, became an independent monarchy in the year 1949.  

Aug 09   Harry Davenport, actor (Cowboy & Lady, Enchanted Forest), dies at 83 in the year 1949.  

Aug 09   In the year 1949 the first use in the United States of a pilot-ejection seat for an emergency escape, was made by Lieutenant J. L. Fruin of VF-171 from an F2H-1 Banshee while making over 500 knots in the vicinity of Walterboro, S.C.  

Aug 10   In the year 1949 natl Military Establishment renamed Dept of Defense  

Aug 10   The Avro Canada C.102 Jetliner takes maiden flight; designed to meet a Trans-Canada Airlines requirement; first jet transport to fly in North America and second to fly in the world in the year 1949.  

Aug 11   1st Naples-Capri swim, 17 miles (27 km) (Giovanni Gambi) on this day in history.  

Aug 11   Karl Weigl, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Aug 12   16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780) in the year 1949.  

Aug 14   Husni al-Barazi, premier of Syria, shot to death on this day in history.  

Aug 15   WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting in the year 1949.  

Aug 16   On this day in history margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48  

Aug 18   On this day in history hungary adopts constitution  

Aug 18   In the year 1949 paul J Mares, US jazz trumpetist/composer (Tin Roof Blues), dies at 49  

Aug 20   78,382 watch the White Sox play the Indians at Cleveland in the year 1949.  

Aug 20   78,382 watch White Sox play Indians at Cleveland on this day in history.  

Aug 20   In the year 1949 hungary (Magyar People's Republic) accepts constitution  

Aug 21   Gerhard von Keussler, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Aug 21   Phila fans cause A's to forfeit game when they riot over a trapped line drive by Rich Ashburn, Giants leading 4-2 in 9th declared winners in the year 1949.  

Aug 22   In the Queen Charlotte Island a 8.1 earthquake was Canada's largest historic earthquake on this day in history.  

Aug 23   In the year 1949 the birth of Shelly Long, American actress  

Aug 24   North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established in the year 1949.  

Aug 24   North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) goes into effect on this day in history.  

Aug 26   On this day in history nico van Suchtelen, publisher, dies at 70  

Aug 27   Arthur Chesney, actor (Lodger, Chelsea Life), dies at 67 in the year 1949.  

Aug 28   On this day in history 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)  

Aug 29   USSR explodes its first atomic bomb in the year 1949.  

Aug 29   USSR performs first nuclear test in the year 1949.  

Aug 30   Arthur Fielder, England cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), dies on this day in history.  

Aug 30   On this day in history roly Jenkins (Worcs v Surrey) takes his 2nd hat-trick of the game  

Aug 31   Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (actinium), dies in the year 1949.  

Sep 01   The first network detective series-Private Eyes-premiers on this day in history.  

Sep 02   Fire in riverfront area kills 1,700 (Chungking China) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1949

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of chick Churchill, Wales, keyboardist (Ten Years After-I'm Going Home)  

Jan 02   Christopher Durang, Montclair NJ, playwright/actor (Sister Mary) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (d. 1965) was born in the year 1949.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of mick Mills, British(?) soccer player  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of george Brown, rock drummer (Kool & the Gang-Celebration)  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of michael Boit, Nandi Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1972)  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of richard Horowitz, composer  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of john Christopher Parry, rocker (Cure)  

Famous Deaths In 1949

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history malcolm Campbell, English cyclist (world speed-record), dies at 63  

Jan 09   Amilcare Zanella, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Erich von Drygalski, German geographer, geophysicist, and polar scientist (b. 1865) died in the year 1949.  

Jan 14   On this day in history joaquĆ­n Turina, Spanish pianist/conductor/composer (Rima), dies at 66  

Jan 15   In the year 1949 death of black Dahlia, murder victim found in LA (basis of the movie)  

Jan 20   Josephus T J Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Stock Exchange), dies at 87 in the year 1949.  

Jan 22   William Thomas Walsh, American author (b. 1891) died on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Emil Axman, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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