On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1949

Historical Events

  • "Inside USA" closes at Century Theater NYC after 339 performances

Historic Event

1st Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Ezra Pound

  • Mass arrests of communists in India

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Bunten, American software developer (d. 1998)
  • Eddie Hardin, English rock pianist and singer (Spencer Davis Group), born in London, England
  • William Messner-Loebs, American comics writer

Famous Deaths

  • Auguste Jean Maria Charles Serieyx, composer, dies at 83
1949 Highlights

About February 19, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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