On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1949

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • US National Military Establishment renamed Depertment of Defense

Famous Birthdays

  • Gene Johnson, Sugar Grove Pa, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
1949 Highlights

About August 10, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo