On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1949

Historical Events

  • Eugenie Anderson becomes 1st woman US ambassador (to Denmark)

Famous Birthdays

  • Valery Borzov, USSR, 100m/200m dash (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Wayne Collett, American 400m runner (Olympic silver 1972)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Constitutional lawyer Phyllis Schlafly (25) weds attorney John Fred Schlafly, Jr.

Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly
Eagle Forum President
Phyllis Schlafly

1949 Highlights

About October 20, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra