On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1949

Historical Events

  • German Democratic Republic formed from Russian occupation zone (National Day). Wilhelm Pieck becomes 1st president, Otto Greatwohl becomes 1st premier

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Hope, American rock bassist and retired priest (Kansas - "Dust In The Wind"), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Gabriel Yared, Lebanese-French film score composer (Betty Blue; The English Patient), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Kieran Kane, American singer (O'Kanes-Daddies Need to Grow Up Too), born in Queens, New York
1949 Highlights

About October 7, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra