On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1949

Historical Events

  • 1st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Red Byron wins
  • 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? 71 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra