On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1949

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman"

Playwright Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller
  • Bolivian state of siege proclaimed
  • Don Newcombe, 1st start, shuts out Cincinnati on 5 hits to win 3-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Titchmarsh, English gardener and broadcaster (Gardener's World), born in Iilkley, England
  • Joey Phillips, percussionist (Atlantic Starr - "Touch a Four-Leaf Clover")
1949 Highlights

About May 2, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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