On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1949

Historical Events

  • Detroit Tigers second baseman Charlie Gehringer is elected in the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • KGO TV channel 7 in San Francisco, California (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Statute of Council of Europe drawn up

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Bergman, Swedish actress (Agent 69), born in Stockholm, Sweden
1949 Highlights

About May 5, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus