Historical Events in April 1949

  • 3rd KQW-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KCBS
  • 3rd North Atlantic Treaty signed by US, Britain, France & Canada
  • 3rd WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 4th Israel & Jordan sign armistice agreement
  • 4th North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty signed in Washington DC
  • 4th WKRC TV channel 12 in Cincinnati, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 5th 60 year old St Anthony's Hospital n Effingham, Illinois, catches fire, 77 people killed
  • 5th Fireside Theater debuts on US television.
  • 7th "South Pacific" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1928 performances
  • 9th UN Intl Court of Justice held Albania responsible for incidents in Corfu Channel & awards Britain damages

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10th 13th Masters Golf Tournament: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 282

Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead
  • 13th 3rd NBA Championship: Minn Lakers beat Wash Capitols, 4 games to 2
  • 14th International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg's last judgment
  • 15th Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Redemptoris nostri
  • 16th Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games (2nd year in a row)
  • 18th Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth
  • 19th 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gosta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8

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19th Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 20th Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 1st race, in Albany, California
  • 23rd Chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing
  • 23rd Courtesy mail boxes for motorists started in SF
  • 23rd Netherlands annexes Elten & Tudderen
  • 24th 3rd Tony Awards: Death of a Salesman & Kiss Me Kate win
  • 25th Friedrich Durrenmatt's "Romulus der Grosse" premieres in Basel
  • 25th Michael Brown, rocker (Left Bank-Don't Walk Away Renee)
  • 28th Former Philippine First Lady Aurora Quezon, 61, is assassinated while en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband; her daughter and 10 others are also killed.