What Happened on October 31, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Regina" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 86 performances
  • Dutch Nazi Henri 'Hakkie' Holdert, director of Amsterdam paper De Telegraaf and member of the SS, sentenced to 12 years imprisonment
  • WOC (now KWQC) TV channel 6 in Davenport, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Selbenberg, rocker (Supertramp)
  • Dumisa B Ntsebeza, South African attorney/anti-apartheid activist
  • Mike Parker, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
  • Odaline de la Martinez, composer
  • Terrence W Wilcutt, Russellville Ky, Major USMC/astronaut (STS 68, 79)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Stettinius Jr. 48th US Secretary of State (1944-45) and diplomat, dies at 49