On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1949

Historical Events

  • Charley Lupica begins stay on 4 foot square platform atop a 60' pole, vowing to stay until Indians clinch pennant. (They don't, & stays 117 days)

Sport awardPGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Hermitage CC: Sam Snead beats fellow American Johnny Palmer, 3 & 2; first time reigning Masters champion wins PGA Championship in the same calendar year.

Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead

Famous Birthdays

  • Steven Kampmann, actor (Kirk-Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tom Berenger, actor (Big Chill, Someone to Watch Over Me), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Doris Day (27) divorces saxophonist George Weidler (23) after 3 years of marriage

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

1949 Highlights

About May 31, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini