What Happened on October 1, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday

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


Person of interestPerson 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