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Historical Events In 1949

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

Feb 08   In the year 1949 franco Leoni, composer, dies at 81  

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

Feb 09   In the year 1949 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   "Annie Get Your Gun" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1147 performances in the year 1949.  

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 in the year 1949.  

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

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   In the year 1949 dutch Drees government presents plan for the building of 30,000 houses  

Feb 14   On this day in history 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   In the year 1949 house of Commons passes the Newfoundland Union Act by a vote of 140-47. Newfoundland officially joins Canada March 31, 1949  

Feb 17   On this day in history 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   "Inside USA" closes at Century Theater NYC after 339 performances on this day in history.  

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

Feb 19   Mass arrests of communists in India on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history uSAF plane began 1st nonstop around-the-world flight  

Feb 26   In the year 1949 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   In the year 1949 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   In the year 1949 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1949 birth of george Brown, rock drummer (Kool & the Gang-Celebration)  

Jan 06   Michael Boit, Nandi Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1972) was born on this day in history.  

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   Malcolm Campbell, English cyclist (world speed-record), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history death of erich von Drygalski, German geographer, geophysicist, and polar scientist (b. 1865)  

Jan 14   On this day in history 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   In the year 1949 josephus T J Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Stock Exchange), dies at 87  

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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