What Happened on April 19, 1949

Historical Events

Sports History

Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

  • Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
  • Paloma Picasso, French-Spanish businesswoman, jewelry designer (Tiffany & Co.), and perfume maker, born in Vallauris, France
Born in 1949

Famous Deaths

  • Stephen Samuel Wise, American Rabbi and President of Zionist Org of America, dies at 75
  • Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (Olympic gold men's singles 1908; 10 x World C'ship gold), dies at 71
1949 Highlights

About April 19, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries