On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1949

Historical Events


Groundbreaking ceremony for the Hollywood sign in Hollywood, Los Angeles; old Hollywoodland sign torn down, reconstruction of a replacement begins with just Hollywood

Famous Birthdays

  • Jane Smiley, American novelist (Pulitzer 1991-A Thousand Acres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Martin Delray, American country singer ("Get Rhythm"), born in Texarkana, Arkansas
  • Minette Walters, English novelist (The Ice House), born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
  • Toby Myers, American session and touring bass player (Roadmaster; John Mellencamp, 1982-99), born in Indiana
1949 Highlights

About September 26, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

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