What Happened on February 24, 1949

Historical Events

  • Israel & Egypt sign an armistice agreement
  • V-2/WAC-Corporal rocket 1st object to reach 5x the speed of sound at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico

Famous Birthdays

  • John Lever, English cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, 73 wickets, BB 7/46; Essex CCC, Natal), born in London, England
  • Manuel De Sica, Italian composer, chiefly of film scores, born in Rome (d. 2014)
1949 Highlights

About February 24, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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