On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1949

Historical Events

  • 1st network detective series-Private Eyes-premieres
  • Finnish long distance runner Viljo Heino runs 10,000m world record 29:27.2 in Kouvola, Finland
  • KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • P.A. Sangma, Indian politician

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Walthour Sr., American cyclist (motor-pacing World Championships gold 1904-05; Madison Square Garden 6-Day Race 1901, 03), dies at 71
1949 Highlights

About September 1, 1949

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo