Historical Events in March 1949

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Mar 1 Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Mar 1 The Browns, owners of Sportsman's Park, move to evict the Cardinals
  • Mar 1 Indonesia seizes Yogyakarta from the Dutch.
  • Mar 2 1st automatic street light (New Milford, Ct)
  • Mar 2 Lucky Lady II (USAF B-50 Superfortress), completes 1st nonstop round- the-world flight at Fort Worth, Tx, covering 23,452-mis in 94 hrs
  • Mar 4 Andrei Vishinsky succeeds Molotov as Soviet Foreign minister
  • Mar 4 Piet Van de Pol (Neth) becomes world champion billiard player
  • Mar 4 Security Council of UN recommends membership for Israel

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Mar 5 Bradman plays his last innings in 1st-class cricket, gets 30

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Mar 5 The Jharkhand Party is founded in India.
  • Mar 8 WAGA TV channel 5 in Atlanta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 8 WBAP-FM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
  • Mar 9 Brigadier Gen Edwin K Wright, USA, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Mar 9 England beat South Africa by scoring 174 runs in 94 minutes
  • Mar 10 Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949
  • Mar 13 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Yvonne C Sherman
  • Mar 13 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • Mar 15 WICU TV channel 12 in Erie, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 15 WLWD (now WDTN) TV channel 2 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 16 KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 16 6th Golden Globes: Johnny Belinda, Laurence Olivier, & Jane Wyman win
  • Mar 18 NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Org) ratified
  • Mar 18 WGAL TV channel 8 in Lancaster, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 19 1st museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy, Oak Ridge, Tn
  • Mar 21 WTVJ TV channel 4 in Miami, FL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 23 Sidney Kingsley's "Detective Story" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 24 21st Academy Awards: "Hamlet", Laurence Olivier & Jane Wyman win
  • Mar 24 Walter & John Huston become 1st father-and-son team to win
  • Mar 24 SS police chief in the Netherlands Hanns Albin Rauter's request for a pardon denied, executed by firing squad
  • Mar 26 11th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State 46-36
  • Mar 26 103rd Grand National: Leo McMorrow aboard Russian Hero wins
  • Mar 29 Turkey recognizes Israel
  • Mar 30 Riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joined NATO.
  • Mar 31 Newfoundland becomes Canada's 10th province