On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1949

Historical Events

  • Turkey recognizes Israel

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Greenfield, British rock keyboardist, and songwriter (The Stranglers - "Golden Brown"), born in Brighton, England (d. 2020)
  • Keith Simpson, British politician and military historian, born in Norwich, Norfolk
  • Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (Brecker Brothers), born in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • Uton Dowe, West Indian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests, 12 wickets), born in Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica

Famous Deaths

  • Helen Homans, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1906), dies at 72
1949 Highlights

About March 29, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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