On This Day

What Happened on September 14, 1949

Historical Events

  • India's Constituent Assembly adopts Hindi as an official language. Celebrated today as Hindi Day.

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed King, American psychedelic rock guitarist, bass player, and songwriter (Strawberry Alarm Clock, 1967-71 - "Incense and Peppermints"; Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1972-75 & 1987-96 - "Sweet Home Alabama"; "Saturday Night Special"), born in Glendale, California (d. 2018)
  • Eikichi Yazawa, Japanese rock singer and songwriter, born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Steve Gaines, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1976-77 - "You Got That Right"), born in Miami, Oklahoma (d. 1977)
  • Tommy Seebach, Danish musician and singer (Sir Henry and His Butlers), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2003)
1949 Highlights

About September 14, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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