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Historical Events In 1949

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Feb 07   In the year 1949 joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000/year baseball player (NY Yankees)  

Feb 08   Franco Leoni, composer, dies at 81 in the year 1949.  

Feb 08   Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty sentenced to life in prison on this day in history.  

Feb 09   Poul Julius Ouscher Schierbeck, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1949.  

Feb 10   The Arthur Miller play, Death of a Salesman, starring Lee J. Cobb, Arthur Kennedy and Mildred Dunnock, makes its Broadway debut on this day in history.  

Feb 11   Willie Pep recaptures world featherweight boxing title on this day in history.  

Feb 12   "Annie Get Your Gun" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1147 performances on this day in history.  

Feb 12   "Annie Get Your Gun" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1147 perfs in the year 1949.  

Feb 12   Canadian ice hockey team beats Denmark 47-0 on this day in history.  

Feb 12   Ottawa announces creation of a far northern radar chain later called the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line in the year 1949.  

Feb 12   In the year 1949 panic in Quito Ecuador, after "War of the World" played on radio  

Feb 12   Unidentified aircraft bomb Jerusalem in the year 1949.  

Feb 14   1st session of Knesset (Jerusalem Israel) on this day in history.  

Feb 14   Dutch Drees government presents plan for the building of 30,000 houses on this day in history.  

Feb 14   In the year 1949 first session of Knesset opens in Jerusalem  

Feb 15   On this day in history dmitri Shostakovitch' "Song of the Woods," premieres in Leningrad  

Feb 16   House of Commons passes the Newfoundland Union Act by a vote of 140-47. Newfoundland officially joins Canada March 31, 1949 in the year 1949.  

Feb 17   Chaim Weitzman elected 1st president of Israel on this day in history.  

Feb 18   Niceto A Zamora y Torres, premier of Spain (1931-36), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Feb 19   On this day in history "Inside USA" closes at Century Theater NYC after 339 performances  

Feb 19   In the year 1949 auguste Jean Maria Charles Serieyx, composer, dies at 83  

Feb 19   Mass arrests of communists in India in the year 1949.  

Feb 20   1st International Pancake Race held (Liberal Ks) on this day in history.  

Feb 21   On this day in history ernest Walker, composer, dies at 78  

Feb 22   In the year 1949 russell Porter, actor (Betsy, Hanna's War, British Empire), dies  

Feb 24   In the year 1949 israel & Egypt sign an armistice agreement  

Feb 24   V-2/WAC-Corporal first rocket to outer space, White Sands NM, 400 km in the year 1949.  

Feb 25   On this day in history wAC Corporal rocket achieves height of 400k (record)  

Feb 26   In the year 1949 uSAF plane began 1st nonstop around-the-world flight  

Feb 26   On this day in history uSAF plane began first nonstop around-the-world flight  

Feb 27   Chaim Weizmann becomes 1st Israeli president in the year 1949.  

Feb 27   Chaim Weizmann becomes first Israeli President in the year 1949.  

Feb 28   In the year 1949 stanley Robert Marchant, composer, dies at 65  

Mar 01   On this day in history heavyweight boxing champ Joe Louis, "The Brown Bomber," retires after holding the title for more than 11 years.  

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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   On this day in history birth of sylvia Likens, American torture victim (d. 1965)  

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

Jan 05   George Brown, rock drummer (Kool & the Gang-Celebration) was born in the year 1949.  

Jan 06   Michael Boit, Nandi Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1972) was born in the year 1949.  

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

Jan 07   John Christopher Parry, rocker (Cure) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1949

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Malcolm Campbell, English cyclist (world speed-record), dies at 63 in the year 1949.  

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

Jan 10   In the year 1949 death of erich von Drygalski, German geographer, geophysicist, and polar scientist (b. 1865)  

Jan 14   JoaquĆ­n Turina, Spanish pianist/conductor/composer (Rima), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Jan 15   Black Dahlia, murder victim found in LA (basis of the movie) died on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1949.  

Jan 25   On this day in history emil Axman, composer, dies at 61  

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