What Happened on April 19, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gosta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8

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 (d. 1993)
  • Myra McCulloch, teacher academic/administrator
  • Paloma Picasso, [Gilot], actress (Immoral Tales), born in Paris, 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)