On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1949

Historical Events

  • South Africa begins implementing apartheid; no mixed marriages
  • US troops withdraw from Korea after WW II

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Veneman,5th Executive Director of UNICEF and 27th United States Secretary of Agriculture, born in Modesto, California
  • Dan Dierdorf, American football offensive lineman and sportscaster (Monday Night Football), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Joan Clos, Spanish politician (116th Mayor of Barcelona & Minister of Industry), born in Parets del Vall├Ęs, Catalonia, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Giffen, cricketer (brother of George, 3 Tests), dies
1949 Highlights

About June 29, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer