On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1949

Historical Events

  • White Sox trade Joe Tipton to A's for Nellie Fox

Famous Birthdays

  • David Paton, Scottish rock session and touring bass player and singer (Pilot; Alan Parsons Project), born in Edinburgh
  • James Williamson, American guitarist (The Stooges), born in Castroville, Texas
  • Paul Orndorff, American pro wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame 2005; WCW World Tag Team C'ship [Paul Roma] 1995; "Mr Wonderful"), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • G. I. Gurdjieff, Armenian mystic (b. 1872)
1949 Highlights

About October 29, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio