On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Regina" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 86 performances
  • Dutch Nazi Henri 'Hakkie' Holdert, director of Amsterdam paper De Telegraaf and member of the SS, sentenced to 12 years imprisonment
  • WOC (now KWQC) TV channel 6 in Davenport, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Siebenberg, American rocker (Supertramp), born in Glendale, California
  • Dumisa Ntsebeza, South African attorney and anti-apartheid activist, born in Transkei, South Africa
  • Michael Parker, American businessman and politician (Rep-D-Mississippi), born in Laurel, Mississippi
  • Odaline de la Martinez, Cuban-American composer, born in Matanzas, Cuba
  • Terrence W Wilcutt, United States Marine Corps officer and a NASA astronaut, born in Russellville, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Stettinius Jr. 48th US Secretary of State (1944-45) and diplomat, dies at 49