What Happened on February 21, 1949

Historical Events

  • US TV soap opera "A Woman to Remember" is 1st broadcast on DuMont Television Network

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Harrison, American rock keyboardist and guitarist (Talking Heads; solo "Rev It Up"), and record producer (Kenny Wayne Shepherd; Bo-Deans; The String Cheese Incident), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Ronnie Hellström, Swedish soccer goalkeeper (77 caps; Hammarby IF, 1. FC Kaiserslautern; Sweden Player of the Year 1971, 78), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2022)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Walker, British composer, dies at 78
  • Tan Malaka, Indonesian philosopher and founder (Indonesian Communist), executed at 49
1949 Highlights

About February 21, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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