On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1949

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)
1949 Highlights

About April 19, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries