On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1949

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Author of 'Brave New World' Aldous Huxley writes to congratulate George Orwell on his new novel '1984'


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? 71 years and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra