On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1949

Historical Events

  • Construction begins on the United Nations headquarters in New York

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike D. Stone, American recording engineer (Frank Zappa, Joe Walsh, Bee Gees, America), born (d. 2017)
  • Robert Pickton, Canadian serial killer charged with the first degree murder of twenty-six women, born in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Famous Deaths

  • Joaquín Nin, Cuban composer and pianist, father of Anaïs Nin, dies at 70
1949 Highlights

About October 24, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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