On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1949

Historical Events

Boxing 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

  • 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? 72 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces