On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday

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


Person of interestPablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord, born in Rionegro, Colombia (d. 1993)

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar
  • Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and politician, President of Chile (2010-14, 2018-), born in Santiago, Chile