1949 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 225

  • May 31 Charley Lupica begins stay on 4 foot square platform atop a 60' pole, vowing to stay until Indians clinch pennant. (They don't, & stays 117 days)
  • Jun 1 1st magazine on microfilm offered to subscribers (Newsweek)
  • Jun 1 British government grants Cyrenaica (East-Libya) independence
  • Jun 1 Microfilm copies of "Newsweek" magazine 1st offered
  • Jun 2 Transjordan renamed Jordan
  • Jun 3 1st negro to graduate from US Naval Academy (Wesley Anthony Brown)
  • Jun 3 Dragnet is 1st broadcast on radio (KFI in Los Angeles)
  • Jun 3 GN Clark becomes 1st female US treasurer
  • Jun 4 "Cavalcade of Stars" debuts (DuMont); Jackie Gleason made host in 1950
  • Jun 8 Siam changes name to Thailand
  • Jun 9 Mrs Georgia Neese Clark of Kansas becomes 1st woman treasurer of US
  • Jun 10 Istvan Dobi becomes Hungarian premier
  • Jun 11 Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m (29:28.2)
  • Jun 14 State of Vietnam forms, Bao Dai installed as Emperor
  • Jun 15 Phils Eddie Waitkus, shot by Ruth Steinhagen, 19, at Eddgewater Hotel
  • Jun 16 Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated, Erie Pa
  • Jun 20 Central Intelligence Agency Act passes
  • 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 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 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 Bao Dai's Republic of Vietnam gains independence from France
  • Jul 6 Freak heat wave sent central coast of Portugal to 158°F for 2 minutes
  • 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 10 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced-Toledo, Ohio
  • Jul 12 Dutch KLM Constellation crashes near Bombay, 45 die
  • Jul 13 Pope Pius XII excommunicates communist catholics
  • 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 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
  • Aug 3 Republic Indonesia proclaims cease fire
  • Aug 5 6.75 Earthquake hits Quito; about 6,000 die
  • Aug 8 Bhutan, land of Dragon, becomes an independent monarchy
  • 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 14 Military coup in Syria under colonel Sami Hinnawi
  • Aug 18 Hungary adopts constitution
  • 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 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
  • Sep 1 1st network detective series-Private Eyes-premieres
  • 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 6 Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in 12 minutes in Camden, New Jersey

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 12 Theodor Heuss elected 1st President of the German Federal Republic (West Germany) with Konrad Adenauer the 1st Prime Minister

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • Sep 14 India's Constituent Assembly adopts Hindi as an official language. Celebrated today as Hindi Day.
  • Sep 17 128 die as fire guts Canadian passenger steamer Noronic in Toronto
  • Sep 17 North Atlantic Treaty Council meets for 1st time
  • Sep 20 Dutch Guilder devalued 30.3%
  • Sep 21 Chinese Communist leaders proclaim People's Republic of China
  • Sep 23 Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Sep 30 Pirates Ralph Kiner hits his 54th HR & NL record 16th in September

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • Oct 1 Republic of China (Taiwan) forms on island of Formosa
  • Oct 2 USSR recognizes People's Republic of China
  • 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
  • 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 14 14 US Communist Party leaders convicted of sedition
  • Oct 14 Chinese Red army occupies Canton
  • Oct 15 Administration of territory of Manipur taken over by Indian government

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 15 Billy Graham begins his ministry

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham
  • Oct 15 Tripura accedes to Indian union
  • Oct 19 Yanks trade Joe Gordon to Cleveland for Allie Reynolds
  • Oct 20 Eugenie Anderson becomes 1st woman US ambassador (to Denmark)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 31 Dutch Nazi Henri 'Hakkie' Holdert, director of Amsterdam paper De Telegraaf and member of the SS, sentenced to 12 years imprisonment
  • 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 9 Costa Rica adopts Constitution
  • Nov 18 The U.S. Air Force grounds B-29s after two crashes and 23 deaths in three days

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 230

  • Jun 14 Bob Frankston, programmer (VisiCalc)
  • Jun 14 Harry Turtledove, American author
  • Jun 17 Helen Rosenthal, British teacher/health administrator
  • Jun 18 William Randolph Hearst III, publisher/editor
  • Jun 18 Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator
  • Jun 18 Lech Kaczyński, Polish president, 2005-2010
  • Jun 21 Jim Bacchus, (Rep-D-Florida)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 22 Elizabeth Warren, American academic and US Senator (D-Massachusetts), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
  • Jun 28 Edward Totah, art dealer
  • Jun 29 Joan Clos i Matheu, Spanish politician
  • Jun 29 Ann Veneman, American politician
  • Jun 30 Bùi Thanh Liêm, Hanoi. Vietnamese cosmonaut (d. 1981)
  • Jul 8 Wolfgang Puck, Austrian-born celebrity chef
  • Jul 14 Lukas D Barnard, head of South Africa secret service (NIS)
  • Jul 15 WiIlliam Faure, producer
  • Jul 15 Carl Bildt, Swedish politician
  • Jul 16 Cyndy Garvey, wife of Steve Garvey, talk show host (AM LA), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 22 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and PM of UAE
  • Jul 24 Marjanne Sint, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Jul 26 William M Shepherd, Oak Ridge Tn, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 27, 41, 52)
  • Jul 29 Marilyn Tucker Quayle, novelist/wife of Vice President Dan Quayle (1989-93)
  • Aug 1 Kurmanbek Bakiyev, President of Kyrgyzstan
  • Aug 2 Bertalan Farkas, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 36/35)
  • Aug 2 James Fallows, American journalist
  • Aug 3 Reed Waller, American comic book author
  • Aug 6 Joyce McKinney, Avery County NC, Miss Wyoming (1972)
  • Aug 6 Alan Campbell, Northern Irish clergyman
  • Aug 6 Clarence Richard Silva, Catholic Bishop of Honolulu
  • Aug 7 Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese political leader
  • Aug 8 Bela Magyari, Hungary, cosmonaut
  • Aug 9 Jonathan Kellerman, American writer
  • Aug 11 Tim Hutchinson, (Rep-R-Arkansas)
  • Aug 12 Anthony Akerman, South Africa, director
  • Aug 12 Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil (1990-92)
  • Aug 12 Mark Knopfler, guitar/vocals (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
  • Aug 12 Panagiotis Chinofotis, Greek politician
  • Aug 13 Peter J Visclosky, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1985- )
  • Aug 14 John Tarrant, Tasmania, 1st Australian born Zen teacher
  • Aug 15 Carlien Brouwer, translator/missing since Jan 6, 1994
  • Aug 15 Beverly Burns, American pilot and 1st woman to captain a Boeing 747, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 15 Richard Deacon, Welsh sculptor
  • Aug 17 Norm Coleman, American politician
  • Aug 22 Þórarinn Eldjárn, Icelandic writer
  • Aug 22 Alfred Musema, Rwandan genocidaire
  • Aug 23 Norah Ellen O'Neill, airline pilot (Flying Tigers)
  • Aug 23 Pieter J Biesheuvel, lawyer/Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Aug 23 Rick Springfield, Australia, (General Hospital, Jessie's Girl)
  • Aug 24 Anna Lee Fisher, St Albans NY, MD/astronaut (STS 51-A)
  • Aug 25 Martin Amis, English novelist
  • Aug 26 Robert (Bob) Cowsill, (The Cowsills - Hair, We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Aug 27 Andrew McKay, conservative MP
  • Aug 27 Edmund Weiner, lexicographer
  • Aug 30 Ted Ammon, American financier (d. 2001)
  • Aug 30 Don Boudria, Canadian politician
  • Sep 1 P.A. Sangma, Indian politician
  • Sep 3 Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria (d. 2004)
  • Sep 6 Mhlabunzima Maphumulo, South African Kwazulu politician
  • Sep 7 Barry Siegel, American journalist
  • Sep 9 Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesian politician
  • Sep 10 Bill O'Reilly, American journalist and commentator
  • Sep 15 Joe Barton, Waco Texas, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives since 1985)
  • Sep 18 Jim McCrery, (Rep-R-Louisiana)
  • Sep 18 Mo Mowlam, British politician (d. 2005)
  • Sep 19 Barry Scheck, American lawyer, co-founder Innocence Project
  • Sep 22 Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist and author (d. 1999)
  • Sep 22 Jim McGinty, Australian politician
  • Sep 25 Jerry F Costello, (Rep-D-Illinois)
  • Sep 26 Jane Smiley, American novelist
  • Sep 26 Minette Walters, English novelist
  • Sep 27 Graham Richardson, Australian politician
  • Sep 30 Michel Tognini, Vincennes France, astronaut (Soyuz TM-15, sk: STS 93)
  • Oct 1 Isaac Bonewits, American author
  • Oct 3 Yekaterina Aleksandrowna Ivanova, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15A)
  • Oct 4 Stephen Gyllenhaal, American director
  • Oct 5 Ralph Goodale, Canadian politician
  • Oct 12 Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, Venezuelan international terrorist
  • Oct 14 Katha Pollitt, American writer
  • Oct 19 Jamie McGrigor, British politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 21 Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, born in Tel Aviv, Israel

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Oct 21 Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron
  • Oct 22 Vasilios Magginas, Greek politician
  • Oct 22 Glenn Ford, American freed death row inmate (wrongly spent 30 years in prison), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Oct 23 Nick Tosches, American writer
  • Oct 24 Robert Pickton, Canadian charged with the first degree murder of twenty-six women
  • Oct 27 Jose J P Hageman, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Oct 27 Mike Kopetski, (Rep-D-Oregon)
  • Oct 27 Clifford Antone, American businessman (d. 2006)
  • Oct 28 Robert Mellors, gay activist
  • Oct 31 Dumisa B Ntsebeza, South African attorney/anti-apartheid activist
  • Oct 31 Mike Parker, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
  • Oct 31 Terrence W Wilcutt, Russellville Ky, Major USMC/astronaut (STS 68, 79)
  • Nov 1 Michael D. Griffin, NASA chief administrator
  • Nov 2 Simon Augustini, Albanian politician
  • Nov 3 Anna Wintour, English-American editor
  • Nov 6 Joseph C. Wilson, Vice Chairman of Jarch Capital, LLC
  • Nov 8 Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice Presidenf of the US National Rifle Association, born in Schenectady, New York
  • Nov 12 Jack Reed, (Rep-D-Rhode Island)
  • Nov 14 Terry Lee Johnson, Alabama, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Nov 17 John Boehner, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • Nov 19 Dennis Taylor, British snooker champion

Weddings in History


Deaths in History