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Historical Events In 1949

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Feb 07   On this day in history joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000/year baseball player (NY Yankees)  

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

Feb 08   Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty sentenced to life in prison in the year 1949.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

Feb 12   On this day in history unidentified aircraft bomb Jerusalem  

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

Feb 14   On this day in history 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   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   Chaim Weitzman elected 1st president of Israel on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1949.  

Feb 19   Auguste Jean Maria Charles Serieyx, composer, dies at 83 in the year 1949.  

Feb 19   In the year 1949 mass arrests of communists in India  

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

Feb 21   Ernest Walker, composer, dies at 78 in the year 1949.  

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   In the year 1949 v-2/WAC-Corporal first rocket to outer space, White Sands NM, 400 km  

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

Feb 26   USAF plane began 1st nonstop around-the-world flight on this day in history.  

Feb 26   USAF plane began first nonstop around-the-world flight on this day in history.  

Feb 27   In the year 1949 chaim Weizmann becomes 1st Israeli president  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of sylvia Likens, American torture victim (d. 1965)  

Jan 04   Mick Mills, British(?) soccer player was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   In the year 1949 birth of richard Horowitz, composer  

Jan 07   John Christopher Parry, rocker (Cure) was born in the year 1949.  

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   Amilcare Zanella, composer, dies at 75 in the year 1949.  

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   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 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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