On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1949

Historical Events

  • Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Indonesian sovereignty
  • NFL merges Cleveland Browns, SF '49ers & Balt Colts from AAFC

Famous Birthdays

  • Nando Parrado, Uruguayan survivor of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 (crashed in the Andes mountains on 13 October 1972), born in Montevideo, Uruguay

Person of interestTom Kite

Tom Kite, American golfer (US Open 1992; 19 PGA Tour titles, The Tradition 2000), born in McKinney, Texas

Golfer Tom Kite
Tom Kite

1949 Highlights

About December 9, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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