On This Day

What Happened on March 28, 1949

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael W. Young, American geneticist noted for work studying circadian rhythms (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2017), born in Miami, Florida
  • Milan Williams, American keyboardist (Commodores - "Three Times a Lady"), born in Okolona, Mississippi
  • Paul Bayvel, South African rugby union scrum-half (10 caps; Transvaal), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2020)
  • Ronnie Ray Smith, American athlete, 4 X 100m relay runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • Shafiq Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman during the 70's), born in Lahore, Pakistan

Famous Deaths

  • Grigoras Dinicu, Romanian violin virtuoso and composer, dies at 59
1949 Highlights

About March 28, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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