On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1949

Historical Events

Historic Event

People's Republic of China proclaimed by Mao Zedong (National Day)

  • Republic of China (Taiwan) forms on island of Formosa

Famous Birthdays

  • André Rieu, Dutch violinist and conductor (Johann Strauss Orchestra), born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Hans Pålsson, Swedish concert pianist, and educator ("Dead Masters, Live Music"), born in Helsingborg, Sweden
  • Isaac Bonewits, American author

Famous Weddings

Johnny Carson

Television host and comedian Johnny Carson (23) weds Joan Morrill Wolcott (23) at the North Platte Episcopalian Church

Famous Deaths

  • Oswald Garrison Villard, American journalist and editor of the New York Evening Post, dies at 77
1949 Highlights

About October 1, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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