On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1949

Historical Events

Sports History

Sportswriter Robert Ruark first reports golfing great Bobby Jones's rare spinal disease (syringomyelia) which prevent him from playing any form of golf again

  • WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, NY (IND) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • B. W. Stevenson, American country singer, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1988)

Bill James

Bill James [George William James], American baseball writer and statistician (sabermetrics), born in Holton, Kansas

  • Ralph Goodale, Canadian politician (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
1949 Highlights

About October 5, 1949

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

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