On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1949

Historical Events

  • 60 year old St Anthony's Hospital n Effingham, Illinois, catches fire, 77 people killed
  • Fireside Theater debuts on US television.

Famous Birthdays

  • John Berg, American actor (Star Trek: Nemesis), born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Judith Arlene Resnik, ast (STS 41D, 51L-Chal disaster), born in Akron, Ohio
1949 Highlights

About April 5, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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