On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1949

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis retires with a 66-3-0 record including 52 KOs; defended the title a record 25 times

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Indonesia seizes Yogyakarta from the Dutch.

Famous Birthdays

  • Sido Martens, Dutch guitarist/singer/mandolin player (Fungus)
  • Zoia Ceauşescu, Romanian mathematician and daughter of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu
1949 Highlights

About March 1, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces