What Happened on August 28, 1949

Historical Events

  • Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: US takes trophy for third straight year with last day singles wins to Ted Schroeder and Pancho Gonzales; beat Australia, 4-1
  • Riot prevents Paul Robeson from singing near Peekskill, New York

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Rocket, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live), born in Bangor, Maine (d. 2005)
  • Dennis Davis, American jazz, rock and funk drummer (Roy Ayers; David Bowie, 1975-80; Stevie Wonder), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • Hugh Cornwell, Britsh punk singer-songwriter (The Stranglers - "Dreamtime"), born in Tufnell Park, North London, England
  • Imogen Cooper, British concert pianist, born in North London, England
  • Martin Lamble, British folk-rock drummer (Fairport Convention, 1966-69), born in St. John's Wood, London, England (d. 1969)
1949 Highlights

About August 28, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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