On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • English ballerina Margot Fonteyn debuts in America with her performance of Sleeping Beauty at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York
  • NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in 46th World Series

Famous Birthdays

  • Shep Messing, American soccer goalkeeper (NY Cosmos), born in Bronx, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer, dies at 70