On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1949

Historical Events

  • 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (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 drummer (David Bowie), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • Hugh Cornwell, English rocker (The Stranglers-Dreamtime), born in Tufnell Park, North London, England
  • Imogen Cooper, British concert pianist, born in North London, England
1949 Highlights

About August 28, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo