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

  • Eddie Bayers, American session drummer, based in Nashville, born in Patuxent, Maryland
  • Gene McFadden, American singer, songwriter, and record producer (Philadelphia International Records; McFadden & Whitehead - "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"), born in Olanta, South Carolina (d. 2006) [1]
  • Gregg Popovich, American basketball coach and general manager (San Antonio Spurs; most wins in NBA history), born in East Chicago, Indiana
  • Jerzy Szczakiel, Polish speedway rider (World Individual C'ship 1973; World Pairs C'ship 1971), born in Grudzicach, Poland (d. 2020)
  • 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? 72 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius