On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

21st Academy Awards: "Hamlet", Laurence Olivier & Jane Wyman win, Walter & John Huston become 1st father-and-son team to win awards

  • SS police chief in the Netherlands Hanns Albin Rauter's request for a pardon denied, executed by firing squad

Famous Birthdays

  • Nick Lowe, England, rock vocalist (Rockpile-Cruel to be Kind)
  • Steve Lang, rock bassist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Deaths

  • [Johann Baptist] Hanns Albin Rauter, German SS and Police leader in the occupied Netherlands, executed by firing squad at 54