On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1949

Historical Events

  • 200 killed in train derailment near Nowy Dwor Poland
  • Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m (29:21.2)

Famous Birthdays

  • Arsène Wenger, French football manager (Arsenal 1996-2018), born in Strasbourg, France
  • Glenn Ford, American freed death row inmate (wrongly spent 30 years in prison), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Stiv Bators, American musician (The Dead Boys) (d. 1990)
  • Vasilios Magginas, Greek politician
1949 Highlights

About October 22, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra