On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1949

Historical Events

  • For first time in 41 years pennant races in both MLB leagues are decided on the final day of the season; (AL) Yankees upend rival Boston Red Sox, 5-3; (NL) Dodgers beat the Phillies, 9-7 for 97-57 record; Cardinals 96-58
  • USSR recognizes People's Republic of China

Famous Birthdays

Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz, American photographer (Rolling Stone magazine), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

  • Richard Hell [Meyers], American punk rock bassist (Television, 1973-75; Volvoids), and writer, born in Lexington, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Schulte, American baseball outfielder (NL MVP 1911; Chicago Cubs), dies at 67
1949 Highlights

About October 2, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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