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, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1975-93), born in Queens, New York

Famous Weddings

Tom Landry

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

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? 74 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius