On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • John Baldwin, light middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Leon Redbone [Dickran Gobalian], American blues and jazz musician (Seduced, Theme to Mr. Belvedere), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2019)
  • Robert (Bob) Cowsill, (The Cowsills - Hair, We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island

Famous Deaths

  • Nico van Suchtelen, Dutch writer and publisher, dies at 70
1949 Highlights

About August 26, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo