On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1949

Historical Events

  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) goes into effect

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Lee Fisher [Tingle], American chemist, emergency physician and astronaut (STS 51-A), born in St Albans, New York
  • Joe Regalbuto, American actor (Knots Landing, Frank-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Stephen Harrison Paulus, American composer, born in Summit, New Jersey
  • Stephen Paulus, American composer (To Be Certain of the Dawn) and co-founder of the American Composer's Forum, born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 2014)
1949 Highlights

About August 24, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo