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)

PGA 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.

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

Doris Day

American singer and actress Doris Day (27) divorces American saxophonist George Weidler (23) after 3 years of marriage

1949 Highlights

About May 31, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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