What Happened on October 5, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 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)

Person of interestBill James

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

Baseball Writer and Statistician Bill James
Baseball Writer and Statistician
Bill James
  • Ralph Goodale, Canadian politician (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada