On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 singer, born in Paris, France
  • Gates McFadden, American actress (Beverly Crusher-Star Trek Next Generation), born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Famous Deaths

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