On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1949

Historical Events

  • 1st automatic street light (New Milford, Ct)
  • Lucky Lady II (USAF B-50 Superfortress), completes 1st nonstop round- the-world flight at Fort Worth, Texas, covering 23,452-mis in 94 hrs

Famous Birthdays

  • Alain Chamfort [Le Govic], French rock singer-songwriter, and piano player, born in Paris, France
  • Gates McFadden, American actress (Beverly Crusher-Star Trek Next Generation), born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
  • J. P. R. Williams, Welsh rugby union fullback (55 caps Wales, 8 British & Irish Lions; Grand Slam 1971, 76, 78), born in Bridgend, Wales

Famous Deaths

  • Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter and poet, dies at 70
1949 Highlights

About March 2, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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