What Happened on December 1, 1949

Historical Events

  • MLB announces attendance for the season is 20.2 million, down from 20.9 in 1948; New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians each finish with over 2.2 million, but the St. Louis Browns fall to 270,000
  • WBNG TV channel 12 in Binghamton, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • WKTV TV channel 2 in Utica, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar (1949-1993)

Colombian drug lord, born in Rionegro, Colombia

  • Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and politician, President of Chile (2010-14, 2018-), born in Santiago, Chile
1949 Highlights

About December 1, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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