On This Day

What Happened on November 21, 1949

Historical Events

Sports History

Bill Veeck sells Cleveland Indians for $22 million, to fund his divorce settlement

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Jo Rubin, American jockey (first women to win a race on a major US track), born in Highland, Illinois
  • Basil Williams, West Indian cricket batsman (7 Tests, 2 x 100s; century on debut 1978), born in Caymanas Estate, St Catherine, Jamaica (d. 2015)
  • Judith Shatin, American contemporary classical and electronic composer (Hark My Love; Ice Becomes Water), and educator (University of Virginia)
  • Nickolas Grace, British stage and screen actor (Brideshead Revisited; Heat and Dust; Robin of Sherwood), born in West Kirby, Cheshire, England
1949 Highlights

About November 21, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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