On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1949

Historical Events

  • American Contract Bridge League votes 58½% to keep blacks out
  • United Nations' permanent NYC headquarters is dedicated

Famous Birthdays

  • Armand Assante, American actor (Private Benjamin, Unfaithfully Yours), born in NYC, New York
  • John Wathan, American baseball catcher and manager (Kansas City Royals), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Luis Sepúlveda, Chilean writer and political activist (The Old Man Who Read Love Stories), born in Ovalle, Chile (d. 2020)
  • Stephen Gyllenhaal, American director

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer, mostly of operettas (Bruder Straubinger; The Golden Mistress), dies from injuries from falling off of a stage at 75
1949 Highlights

About October 4, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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