What Happened on October 16, 1949

Historical Events

  • Red Byron in an Oldsmobile finishes 16th in the Wilkes 200 at North Wilkesboro Speedway to win NASCAR Strictly Stock C'ship in the inaugural season of pro stock car racing in the United States
  • WDAF TV channel 4 in Kansas City, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • AndrĂ© Leon Talley, American fashion expert, former Vogue editor, born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • Hale A. VanderCook, American composer, dies at 85
1949 Highlights

About October 16, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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