On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1949

Historical Events

  • "Love Life" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 252 performances
  • 74th Preakness: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 1:56

Historic Invention

US President Harry Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral

Famous Birthdays

  • Klaus-Peter Thaler, German cyclist, born in Eckmannshausen, West Germany
1949 Highlights

About May 14, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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