On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC)
  • A M de Jong's murderer, Ton van Gog, arrested in Scheveningen, Netherlands
  • Cargo airlines 1st licensed by US Civil Aeronautics Board

Famous Birthdays

  • John Illsley, English rock bassist (Dire Straits), born in Leicester, England