On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1949

Historical Events

  • Construction begins on the United Nations headquarters in New York

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Pickton, Canadian serial killer charged with the first degree murder of twenty-six women, born in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Famous Deaths

  • Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer, dies at 70
1949 Highlights

About October 24, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio