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Historical Events In 1949

Sunday, 16 May 2021

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

Feb 08   On this day in history franco Leoni, composer, dies at 81  

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 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   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   On this day in history ottawa announces creation of a far northern radar chain later called the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line.  

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

Feb 12   Unidentified aircraft bomb Jerusalem on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

Feb 19   Auguste Jean Maria Charles Serieyx, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 20   1st International Pancake Race held (Liberal Ks) in the year 1949.  

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 in the year 1949.  

Feb 24   On this day in history 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) in the year 1949.  

Feb 26   USAF plane began 1st nonstop around-the-world flight in the year 1949.  

Feb 26   USAF plane began first nonstop around-the-world flight in the year 1949.  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1949 birth of chick Churchill, Wales, keyboardist (Ten Years After-I'm Going Home)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of christopher Durang, Montclair NJ, playwright/actor (Sister Mary)  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1949.  

Jan 06   Richard Horowitz, composer was born in the year 1949.  

Jan 07   In the year 1949 birth of john Christopher Parry, rocker (Cure)  

Famous Deaths In 1949

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1949 malcolm Campbell, English cyclist (world speed-record), dies at 63  

Jan 09   On this day in history 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   On this day in history joaquĆ­n Turina, Spanish pianist/conductor/composer (Rima), dies at 66  

Jan 15   On this day in history death of black Dahlia, murder victim found in LA (basis of the movie)  

Jan 20   On this day in history josephus T J Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Stock Exchange), dies at 87  

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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