On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1949

Historical Events

Historic Event

Author of "Brave New World" Aldous Huxley writes to congratulate George Orwell on his new novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four"

Famous Birthdays

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron
  • Masao Ohba, Japanese boxer (WBA flyweight champion), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1973)
  • Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Malartic, Quebec (d. 1971)
  • Shulamit Ran, composer
1949 Highlights

About October 21, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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