Historical Events in 1949 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 414

  • Jun 23 First twelve women graduate from Harvard Medical School
  • Jun 23 Dutch Constellation aircraft plunges into the sea near Bari, 33 die
  • Jun 24 "Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC)
  • Jun 24 A M de Jong's murderer, Ton van Gog, arrested in Scheveningen, Netherlands
  • Jun 24 Cargo airlines 1st licensed by US Civil Aeronautics Board
  • Jun 25 Presidential election in Syria (some women allowed to vote)
  • Jun 25 Long-Haired Hare is released in Theaters starring Bugs Bunny.
  • Jun 26 1st Belgian parliamentary election where women can vote (CVP gains)
  • Jun 27 "Captain Video & His Video Rangers" debut on DUMONT-TV
  • Jun 29 South Africa begins implementing apartheid; no mixed marriages
  • Jun 29 US troops withdraw from Korea after WW II
  • Jun 30 Dutch troops evacuate Jakarta
  • Jul 1 63rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ted Schroeder beat Drobny (3-6 6-0 6-3 4-6 6-4)
  • Jul 1 Bao Dai's Republic of Vietnam gains independence from France
  • Jul 1 WBRC TV channel 6 in Birmingham, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 1 WCCO TV channel 4 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 2 "High Button Shoes" closes at Century Theater NYC after 727 performances
  • Jul 2 "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
  • Jul 2 56th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: L Brough beats M duPont (10-8 1-6 10-8)
  • Jul 5 NY Giants purchase Monty Irvin & Henry Thompson, their 1st African American players
  • Jul 6 Cincinnati Red Walker Cooper gets 10 RBIs
  • Jul 6 Freak heat wave sent central coast of Portugal to 158°F for 2 minutes
  • Jul 7 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" opens at Broadway NYC for 76 performances
  • Jul 7 "Dragnet" premieres on NBC radio; also a TV series in 1951 & 1967
  • Jul 8 Monte Irvin & Hank Thompson are 1st blacks to play for NY Giants
  • Jul 8 The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act, Act No 55 prohibiting marriage or a sexual relationship between White people and people of other race groups is passed in South Africa
  • Jul 9 Benjamin Britten's Jump Symphony premieres
  • Jul 9 78th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • Jul 10 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced-Toledo, Ohio
  • Jul 10 WJAR TV channel 10 in Providence, RI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 12 16th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-7 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
  • Jul 12 Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence
  • Jul 12 Dutch KLM Constellation crashes near Bombay, 45 die
  • Jul 12 LA Rams sign Norm Van Brocklin
  • Jul 13 Pope Pius XII excommunicates communist catholics
  • Jul 15 "Miss Liberty" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • Jul 15 Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny & Vladimir Cernik defect to US
  • Jul 15 WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, NC (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 19 Laos becomes associated state within French Union
  • Jul 20 Israel's 19 month war of independence ends
  • Jul 20 Vasil Kolarov elected premier of Bulgaria
  • Jul 21 Senate ratifies North Atlantic Treaty by a vote of 82-13 (NATO)
  • Jul 23 Test Cricket debut of England's Brian Close aged 18 years 149 days
  • Jul 24 Inidian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5
  • Jul 24 36th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy

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Jul 25 St Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Bkln 14-1

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jul 26 WCPO TV channel 9 in Cincinnati, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 27 1st jet-propelled airline (De Havilland Comet) flies
  • Jul 29 Moscow ends the blockade of West Berlin
  • Jul 29 BBC radio begins broadcasting
  • Jul 30 British warship HMS Amethyst escapes down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff
  • Jul 31 Lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills SS & 3rd baseman
  • Aug 3 Republic Indonesia proclaims cease fire
  • Aug 3 Basketball Association of America & National Basketball League merge to form National Basketball Association
  • Aug 4 NBL & NBAA merge into National Basketball Association
  • Aug 5 6.75 Earthquake hits Quito; about 6,000 die
  • Aug 6 Luke Appling record of 2,154 (en route to 2,218) games at shortstop
  • Aug 7 "All after Love" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 121 performances
  • Aug 8 Bhutan, land of Dragon, becomes an independent monarchy

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 10 Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • Aug 10 US National Military Establishment renamed Depertment of Defense
  • Aug 11 1st Naples-Capri swim, 17 miles (27 km) (Giovanni Gambi)
  • Aug 11 Gaston Eyskens forms Belgian government
  • Aug 11 10th Venice Film Festival: "Manon" directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot wins the Golden Lion (1st one)
  • Aug 12 16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780)
  • Aug 14 Military coup in Syria under colonel Sami Hinnawi
  • Aug 15 WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 18 Hungary adopts constitution
  • Aug 18 Ralph Flanagan & his orchestra records "You're Breaking My Heart"
  • Aug 20 78,382 watch White Sox play Indians at Cleveland
  • Aug 20 Hungary (Magyar People's Republic) accepts constitution
  • Aug 21 Philadelphia fans cause A's to forfeit game when they riot over a trapped line drive by Rich Ashburn, Giants leading 4-2 in 9th declared winners
  • Aug 24 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) goes into effect
  • Aug 28 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
  • Aug 28 Riot prevents Paul Robeson from singing near Peekskill NY
  • Aug 29 USSR performs its first nuclear test at Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR
  • Aug 30 Roly Jenkins (Worcs v Surrey) takes his 2nd hat-trick of the game
  • Aug 30 WTVN (now WSYX) TV channel 6 in Columbus, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 1 1st network detective series-Private Eyes-premieres
  • Sep 1 KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 1 Viljo Heino runs world record 10k (29:27.2)
  • Sep 2 Fire in riverfront area kills 1,700 (Chungking China)
  • Sep 3 Fire in Chiang-king, China, destroys 7,000 lives
  • Sep 4 Marie Robie sinks 393 yd hole-in-one (1st hole in Furnace Brook)
  • Sep 5 69th U.S. Men's National Championship: Pancho Gonzales beats Ted Schroeder (16-18, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4)
  • Sep 5 63rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart (6-4, 6-1)
  • Sep 6 Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in 12 minutes in Camden, New Jersey
  • Sep 10 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" closes at Broadway NYC after 76 performances
  • Sep 12 Theodor Heuss elected 1st pres/Conrad Adenauer 1st PM of German FR
  • Sep 13 Ladies Pro Golf Association of America formed in NYC
  • Sep 15 "Lone Ranger" premieres on ABC-TV. Diddle-um, diddle-um, diddle-um-tum-tum.
  • Sep 15 WJAC TV channel 6 in Johnstown, PA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 15 WJXT TV channel 4 in Jacksonville, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 16 KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 17 128 die as fire guts Canadian passenger steamer Noronic in Toronto
  • Sep 17 8th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 7-5 at Ganton GC, England
  • Sep 17 North Atlantic Treaty Council meets for 1st time
  • Sep 17 WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 17 3rd Cannes Film Festival: "The Third Man" directed by Carol Reed wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • Sep 18 Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
  • Sep 20 Dutch Guilder devalued 30.3%
  • Sep 20 Tennis player Pancho Gonzales turns professional
  • Sep 21 Chinese Communist leaders proclaim People's Republic of China
  • Sep 22 WFMY TV channel 2 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 23 Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant

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Sep 23 US President Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR's 1st nuclear device detonation

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

Sport awardGolf Major

Sep 25 4th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Sep 25 Despite 71 injuries, Yankees have been in 1st place all season until Red Sox move into a tie for 1st place

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Sep 28 "My Friend Irma" is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 29 "Front Page" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 "Inside USA With Chevrolet" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 Elia Kazan's "Pinky" starring Ethel Waters opens at Rivoli
  • Sep 30 Pirates Ralph Kiner hits his 54th HR & NL record 16th in September

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Oct 1 People's Republic of China proclaimed by Mao Zedong (National Day)

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
  • Oct 1 Republic of China (Taiwan) forms on island of Formosa
  • Oct 2 St Louis Browns use 9 pitchers, lose to Whites Sox 4-3
  • Oct 2 USSR recognizes People's Republic of China
  • Oct 2 Yanks & Red Sox, tied for 1st place, play final game of season. Yanks win 5-3 & clinch pennant #16
  • Oct 3 WERD, 1st black-owned radio station, opens in Atlanta
  • Oct 4 American Contract Bridge League votes 58½% to keep blacks out
  • Oct 4 United Nations' permanent NYC headquarters is dedicated

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Oct 5 WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • Oct 5 WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, NY (IND) begins
  • Oct 6 Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) sentenced to 10 years & $10,000 fine
  • Oct 6 US President Harry Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)
  • Oct 7 German Democratic Republic formed from Russian occupation zone (National Day). Wilhelm Pieck becomes 1st president, Otto Greatwohl becomes 1st premier
  • Oct 9 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in 46th World Series
  • Oct 10 3rd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Toronto
  • Oct 13 "Touch & Go" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 176 performances
  • Oct 14 14 US Communist Party leaders convicted of sedition
  • Oct 14 Chinese Red army occupies Canton
  • Oct 14 Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Oct 15 Administration of territory of Manipur taken over by Indian government

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Oct 15 Billy Graham begins his ministry

Evangelist Billy Graham
Billy Graham
  • Oct 15 Tripura accedes to Indian union
  • Oct 16 WDAF TV channel 4 in Kansas City, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 16 1st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Red Byron wins
  • Oct 19 A's trade 2nd baseman Nellie Fox to White Sox for Joe Tipton
  • Oct 19 Yanks trade Joe Gordon to Cleveland for Allie Reynolds
  • Oct 20 Eugenie Anderson becomes 1st woman US ambassador (to Denmark)

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Oct 21 Author of 'Brave New World' Aldous Huxley writes to congratulate George Orwell on his new novel '1984'

  • Oct 22 200 killed in train derailment near Nowy Dwor Poland
  • Oct 22 Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m (29:21.2)
  • Oct 24 Contruction begins on the United Nations headquaters in New York
  • Oct 26 US President Harry Truman increases minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents
  • Oct 28 Georges Bidault elected president of France
  • Oct 29 White Sox trade Joe Tipton to A's for Nellie Fox
  • Oct 30 "Lost in the Stars" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 281 performances
  • Oct 30 Kurt Weill & Maxwell Anderson's musical premieres in NYC
  • Oct 31 "Regina" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 86 performances
  • Oct 31 Dutch Nazi Henri 'Hakkie' Holdert, director of Amsterdam paper De Telegraaf and member of the SS, sentenced to 12 years imprisonment
  • Oct 31 WOC (now KWQC) TV channel 6 in Davenport, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 2 Netherland recognizes Indonesia as a sovereign state
  • Nov 2 NL scheme for national distribution of textiles, meat and cheese disbands
  • Nov 4 "One Man's Family" premieres on TV
  • Nov 6 Greek civil war ends after 3 years with defeat of communist factions
  • Nov 7 King Faruk disbands Egyptian parliament
  • Nov 8 "All The King's Men" based on Robert Penn Warren's Pulizer winning novel, directed by Robert Rossen and starring Broderick Crawford premieres in New York (Best Picture 1950)
  • Nov 9 Costa Rica adopts Constitution
  • Nov 11 WTTV TV channel 4 in Bloomington-Indianapol, IN (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 15 KRON TV channel 4 in San Francisco, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 15 WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast

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Nov 18 NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Nov 18 The U.S. Air Force grounds B-29s after two crashes and 23 deaths in three days
  • Nov 19 Prince Rainier III coronation as 30th ruling Prince of Monaco
  • Nov 20 Jewish population of Israel reaches 1,000,000
  • Nov 21 Bill Veeck sells Indians for $22 million
  • Nov 24 British steel & iron industry nationalised
  • Nov 24 Syracuse Nationals beat Anderson Packers, 125-123 in 5 OTs
  • Nov 25 "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" appears on music charts

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Nov 25 Ted Williams, wins AL MVP

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Nov 26 37th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 28-15
  • Nov 26 India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
  • Nov 28 "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 293 performances
  • Nov 29 Nationalist regime of China leaves for Taiwan/Formosa
  • Nov 29 Uranium mine explosions in East Germany kills 3,700
  • Nov 30 Chinese Communists captured Chungking
  • Nov 30 KOTV TV channel 6 in Tulsa, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 1 WBNG TV channel 12 in Binghamton, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 1 WKTV TV channel 2 in Utica, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 3 KRLD (now KDFW) TV channel 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (CBS) begins
  • Dec 3 14th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 14-13 in Birmingham
  • Dec 4 Bob Gage ties NFL record of a 97 yard touchdown run
  • Dec 4 Duncan Stewart, 2nd British Governor of Sarawak is fatally stabbed in the streets of Sibu by Malay student Rosli Dhoby with help from Morshidi Sidek with the goal of helping neighbouring Indonesia to take over British Sarawak
  • Dec 5 Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title
  • Dec 7 15th Heisman Trophy Award: Leon Hart, Notre Dame (E)

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Dec 7 Chiang Kai-shek flees to Taiwan

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Dec 8 Jule Styne's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 740 performances
  • Dec 8 Chinese Nationalist government moves from Chinese mainland to Formosa

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 8 "On the Town", the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen, is released

Actress Vera-Ellen
Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
  • Dec 9 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Indonesian sovereignty
  • Dec 9 NFL merges Cleveland Browns, SF '49ers & Balt Colts from AAFC
  • Dec 11 Chic Bear Johnny Lujack passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chic Cards (52-29)
  • Dec 11 Cleveland Browns beat SF '49ers 21-7 in final AAFC championship game
  • Dec 11 WOAI (now KMOL) TV channel 4 in San Antonio, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 12 AL votes 7-1 rejecting legalizing the spitball
  • Dec 13 AL votes down proposal to revive spitball
  • Dec 13 Knesset votes to transfer Israel's capital to Jerusalem

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Dec 15 Albert Camus' "Les Justes" premieres in Paris

Author Albert Camus
Albert Camus
  • Dec 16 Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget, later knows as SAAB, is founded in Sweden.