On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1949

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Dutch Guilder devalued 30.3%
  • Top American tennis player Pancho Gonzales turns professional

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Denison, American actor (The Closer), born in New York
  • Jan Hendriks, Dutch guitarist (Doe Maar), born in Mill, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
  • John W. Henry, American businessman and owner of sports teams (Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club), born in Quincy, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolaos Skalkottas, composer, dies at 45
  • Richard Dix, American actor (10 Commandments, Cimarron, The Ghost Ship), dies from a heart attack at 56