On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1949

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • Republic of China (Taiwan) forms on island of Formosa

Famous Birthdays

  • Isaac Bonewits, American author

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson

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? 71 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra