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Historical Events In 1949

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

Feb 08   Franco Leoni, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Feb 08   On this day in history hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty sentenced to life in prison  

Feb 09   On this day in history poul Julius Ouscher Schierbeck, composer, dies at 60  

Feb 10   The Arthur Miller play, Death of a Salesman, starring Lee J. Cobb, Arthur Kennedy and Mildred Dunnock, makes its Broadway debut in the year 1949.  

Feb 11   On this day in history willie Pep recaptures world featherweight boxing title  

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

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

Feb 12   Canadian ice hockey team beats Denmark 47-0 in the year 1949.  

Feb 12   Ottawa announces creation of a far northern radar chain later called the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line on this day in history.  

Feb 12   Panic in Quito Ecuador, after "War of the World" played on radio on this day in history.  

Feb 12   In the year 1949 unidentified aircraft bomb Jerusalem  

Feb 14   In the year 1949 1st session of Knesset (Jerusalem Israel)  

Feb 14   Dutch Drees government presents plan for the building of 30,000 houses in the year 1949.  

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

Feb 15   Dmitri Shostakovitch' "Song of the Woods," premieres in Leningrad on this day in history.  

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

Feb 17   In the year 1949 chaim Weitzman elected 1st president of Israel  

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

Feb 19   In the year 1949 "Inside USA" closes at Century Theater NYC after 339 performances  

Feb 19   On this day in history 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   Russell Porter, actor (Betsy, Hanna's War, British Empire), dies on this day in history.  

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   WAC Corporal rocket achieves height of 400k (record) on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 27   In the year 1949 chaim Weizmann becomes first Israeli President  

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

Mar 01   Heavyweight boxing champ Joe Louis, "The Brown Bomber," retires after holding the title for more than 11 years in the year 1949.  

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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 in the year 1949.  

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

Jan 04   Mick Mills, British(?) soccer player was born in the year 1949.  

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   Richard Horowitz, composer was born in the year 1949.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   In the year 1949 amilcare Zanella, composer, dies at 75  

Jan 10   Erich von Drygalski, German geographer, geophysicist, and polar scientist (b. 1865) died on this day in history.  

Jan 14   In the year 1949 joaquĆ­n Turina, Spanish pianist/conductor/composer (Rima), dies at 66  

Jan 15   Black Dahlia, murder victim found in LA (basis of the movie) died in the year 1949.  

Jan 20   Josephus T J Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Stock Exchange), dies at 87 on this day in history.  

Jan 22   On this day in history death of william Thomas Walsh, American author (b. 1891)  

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

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