What Happened on March 24, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 21st Academy Awards: "Hamlet", Laurence Olivier & Jane Wyman win
  • SS police chief in the Netherlands Hanns Albin Rauter's request for a pardon denied, executed by firing squad
  • Walter & John Huston become 1st father-and-son team to win

Famous Birthdays

  • Nick Lowe, England, rock vocalist (Rockpile-Cruel to be Kind)
  • Steve Lang, rock bassist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec