On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Stephen Samuel Wise, American Rabbi and President of Zionist Org of America, dies at 75
  • Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (b. 1877)