On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1949

Historical Events

  • Chinese Red army conquers Nanjing
  • Courtesy mail boxes for motorists started in San Francisco
  • Netherlands annexes Elten & Tudderen

Famous Birthdays

  • Blair Brown, American actress (Altered States, Molly Dodd), born in Washington, D.C.
  • John Miles, British vocalist and musician (John Miles Band - "Rebel"; "Zaragon"; Alan Parsons Project), born in Jarrow, Durham, England (d. 2021)
  • Joyce DeWitt, American actress (Janet Wood-Three's Company), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
1949 Highlights

About April 23, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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