What Happened on October 20, 1949

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Valery Borzov, Ukrainian sprinter (Olympic gold 1972), born in Sambir, USSR
  • Wayne Collett, American 400m runner (Olympic silver 1972), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)

Famous Weddings

Phyllis Schlafly

American constitutional lawyer Phyllis Stewart (25) weds attorney John Fred Schlafly, Jr.

1949 Highlights

About October 20, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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