On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1949

Historical Events

  • NY Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin & Ford Smith
  • UN Security council convicts Dutch aggression in Indonesia

Famous Birthdays

  • Gregg Popovich, American basketball coach and general manager (San Antonio Spurs; most wins in NBA history), born in East Chicago, Indiana
  • Thomas J Downey, (Rep-D-NY, 1975- )

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

NFL coach Tom Landry (24) weds Alicia Wiggs at St John the Divine Church in Houston, Texas

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry

Famous Deaths

  • Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, Swedish organist and composer, dies at 62
1949 Highlights

About January 28, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius