What Happened on October 9, 1949

Historical Events

  • Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 10-6 at Ebbets Field for 4 games to 1 series victory; starts Yankees record run of 5 straight titles
  • English ballerina Margot Fonteyn debuts in America with her performance in Tchaikovsky's "The Sleeping Beauty" at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York

Famous Birthdays

  • Rod Temperton, British pop musician and songwriter ("Boogie Nights"; "Thriller"; "Give Me the Night"; "Yah Mo B There"), born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England (d. 2016)
  • Shep Messing, American soccer goalkeeper (NY Cosmos), born in Bronx, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, Russian composer, dies at 70
1949 Highlights

About October 9, 1949

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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